Type of Impairment
S12, SB12, SM12
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para swimming in 2013 at a secondary school for people with visual impairments in Gaziantep, Turkey. He started competing in 2014.
Why this sport?
His older brother Mustata, who also has a visually impairment, encouraged him to try the sport. "He would take me with him while going swimming. Thanks to him, I became interested in the sport. There is nothing as beautiful as swimming. I started to compete in 2014 where I came second in my first race."
Most influential person in career
His family. (aa.com.tr, 15 Nov 2018)
Hero / Idol
Turkish Para swimmer Mustafa Aslan. (aa.com.tr, 15 Nov 2018)
His older brother Mustafa Aslan has represented Turkey in Para swimming. (aa.com.tr, 15 Nov 2018)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (aa.com.tr, 15 Nov 2018)