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Aysegul Tahtakale

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
F20

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2003 in Ankara, Turkey.
Why this sport?
She had always been interested in trying shot put.
Name of coach
Ismail Karagoz [national]
Coach from which country?
Turkey

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Turkey
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Lignano Sabbiadoro

General interest

Hobbies
Cinema, music, training. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Attaining the Paralympic qualifying standard with a 9.08m throw in Zagreb, Croatia. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Guven Karakus. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Czech athlete Jiri Skobla. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I will be the world champion." (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To become world champion and win a Paralympic medal. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Impairment
She was born with an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Other information
ORIGIN OF NAME
As a baby she was abandoned by her parents in the garden of a mosque, and was found by the local police. The name of the area in Istanbul, Turkey, in which she was abandoned was Tahtakale, so the police put this as her surname. She grew up in a care house. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final Round 2012-09-05 11