Bayram Şit

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBayram•Şit
Used nameBayram•Şit
Born1930 in Akşar, Acıpayam (TUR)
Died29 May 2019 in Ankara (TUR)
NOC Türkiye

Biography

Bayram Şit’s first major international wrestling victory for Turkey came at the 1951 Mediterranean Games, where he won the freestyle featherweight gold medal. He followed this up a year later by becoming Olympic Champion at the 1952 Helsinki Games, and was then runner-up to Japan’s Shozo Sasahara at the 1954 World Championships. Both Sasahara and Şit attended the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, but Şit was unable to defend his title and finished joint-fourth (with American Myron Roderick), while Sasahara took home gold. Şit retired after these Games and worked as a trainer in both France and Turkey, eventually serving as technical director for his home country’s national team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling TUR Bayram Şit
Featherweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling TUR Bayram Şit
Featherweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =4

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