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Doruk Davran

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Sakarya, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first swam at age three.
Why this sport?
His father thought swimming would be beneficial for his health and encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Kocaeli Yildizlar Yuzme: Turkey
Name of coach
Fuat Davran [father, personal]
Training Regime
He swims 70 kilometres per day, six days a week.

General interest

Injuries
He was unable to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to injury. (aa.com.tr, 14 Mar 2019)
Famous relatives
His father Fuat competed in swimming at national level in Turkey. (aa.com.tr, 14 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (aa.com.tr, 14 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months. (dorukdavran.wix.com, 29 Apr 2016)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
His father brought him to the United States of America at age five to seek treatment for autism. They returned to Turkey two years later, and his father introduced him to swimming as a form of therapy. (aa.com.tr, 14 Mar 2019)