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Fatma Damla Altin

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Samsun, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para athletics in 2014 in Edirne, Turkey.
Why this sport?
"I want to win something in my life and sport is the key to that."
Club / Team
Samsun Ozel Yetenekler Genclik ve Spor Kulubu [GSK]: Turkey
Name of coach
Aytunc Goz, TUR

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Turkey

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, travelling. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T20 long jump at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019; paralympic.org, 03 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Aytunc Goz. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Other information
MISSED GOLD
She finished second in the T20 long jump at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland after the length of her best jump was reduced because her hair had marked the sand. "I missed the gold by just three centimetres. Without my hair problem I would have won easily. Next time I will be more careful and will bring back a gold medal.” (sadecehaber.com, 11 Aug 2019; aydinpost.com, 10 Aug 2019)