In Deaflympics 2017, Turkey marked the Greco-Roman wrestling championships with 3 gold medals. İlhan Çıtak, Muhammed Akdeniz and Mehmet Ali Yiğit's families were as excited at least as their sons.

İlhan Çıtak who won the gold medal in the Greco-Roman wrestling, 98 kg, Mohammed Akdeniz in 71kg and Mehmet Ali Yiğit in 59 kg won the gold medal in the competitions. While our national wrestlers gave medal struggle on the mat, their families watched their sons with great enthusiasm from the tribunes.

Naci Çıtak, the father of Ilhan Çıtak who succeeded to gain the gold medal also in his fifth Olympics and raised the total gold medal number to six, said: "I'm proud of my son. We prayed for him a lot. May God give the same to all." Mother Feruze Çıtak stated that this success made them very happy.

After the success of his son Muhammed Akdeniz, Tuncer Akdeniz said: "Muhammad has seen the European championship, the world second and third place. The Olympic gold was the only wish and it has also been completed in here." Mother Bircan Akdeniz said, "Our son has worked hard, his goal is to be the champion. We love him very much, we are proud "

Bahri Yiğit, the father of Mehmet Ali Yiğit, who gained the gold medal at the first Olympics he participated in, said, "It is my greatest happiness for my son to raise the Turkish flag and to sing the Turkish National Anthem."

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