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Beytullah Eroglu

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB6, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Istanbul, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Turkish
Higher education
Physical Education - Istanbul University: Turkey

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2001 in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
Why this sport?
He first tried swimming as part of his rehabilitation. He was then inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. He also saw swimming as an opportunity to become more sociable. "I'd never watched a swimming competition before on television. I started swimming just for socialising. I gained self-confidence through the sport."
Club / Team
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi SK: Turkey

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Turkey

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games, watching films, travelling, playing football. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S5 50m butterfly at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His uncle Seref Eroglu. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Daniel Dias. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is my life." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Milestones
He became the first Turkish Para swimmer to win a gold medal at the world championships, following his victory in the S5 50m butterfly at the 2017 edition in Mexico City, Mexico. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Mar 2020)
Famous relatives
His uncle Seref Eroglu represented Turkey in Greco-Roman wrestling at four consecutive Olympic Games between 1996 and 2008, winning silver in the 66kg category at the 2004 Games in Athens. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Mar 2020; sports-reference.com, 01 Jan 2018; fanatik.com.tr, 07 Sep 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sabah.com.tr, 07 Sep 2020)
Impairment
He was born without arms and with one leg shorter than the other. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018, 12 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 3 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 3 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 3 2012-09-06 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 3 2012-09-07 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2012-09-07 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2012-09-08 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2013-08-12 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2013-08-12 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2013-08-14 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 2 2013-08-15 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final 1 2013-08-15 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2015-07-13 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final 1 2015-07-13 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2015-07-16 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2015-07-16 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2016-09-10 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2016-09-10 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 2016-09-16 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2016-09-16 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-02 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2017-12-03 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 2017-12-04 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final 1 2017-12-04 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-06 4