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Hamide Dogangun

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53, F53

Further personal information

Family
Husband Nevzat Dogangun
Other names
Hamide Kurt
Residence
Istanbul, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She played wheelchair basketball for two years before switching to Para athletics in 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Why this sport?
"My family told me to go out and start doing sports. At first I was afraid, perhaps because of society's point of view on people with impairments. But as I began and won medals, the sport became a part of my life."
Club / Team
Bagcilar Belediyesi Bedensel Engelli Spor Kulubu: Turkey
Name of coach
Omer Cantay [club, national], TUR

General interest

Nicknames
Golden Girl (sabah.com.tr, 10 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Driving, going on holiday with her husband, watching horse racing. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T53 100m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Apr 2021; Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother.
Hero / Idol
Coach Omer Cantay. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We must take advantage of the opportunities given to us." (Ihlas News Agency YouTube channel, 13 Jul 2019)
Famous relatives
Her husband Nevzat Dogangun is a former horse racing jockey in Turkey. (hurriyet.com.tr, 23 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hurriyetdailynews.com, 10 Mar 2020; skor.sozcu.com.tr, 10 Mar 2020; Ihlas News Agency YouTube channel, 13 Jul 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of a car accident at age nine. (hurriyetdailynews.com, 10 Mar 2020; skor.sozcu.com.tr, 10 Mar 2020; Athlete, 09 Nov 2019; emlakkulisi.com, 12 Apr 2009)
Other information
MOTHER'S INFLUENCE
She credits her success in sport to her mother. "She has been my mother, my friend and my teacher. After the accident, she was the light in my dark life. I didn't want to leave the house and, thanks to her, I got acquainted with sports and began competing in various championships. She took care of me without ever showing any sign of boredom. Most of my success belongs to her. She's always present at my races because, when she can't go overseas, she is still with me with her prayers." (bagcilar.bel.tr, 23 Nov 2020; Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 8
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-21 7
Women's 800 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 10
Women's 400 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 6
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-27 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-23 3
Women's 100 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-24 2
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-25 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-08 4
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2016-09-10 3
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-11 6
Women's 4x400 m T53/54 Final Round 2016-09-15 9999
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-17 8
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-17 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-15 3
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2017-07-18 5
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-19 5
Women's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2017-07-19 1
Women's 800 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-23 4
Women's 100 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-23 4