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Korhan Yamac

Shooting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Veteran
Languages
Turkish
Higher education
Business Administration, Military Studies - Turkish Military Academy [TUR] / Baskent University [TUR]

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting with his father in 1985 at the Agasar club in Ankara, Turkey.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always aim to come first in the competitions and wave my country's flag." (federasyonlar.com, 19 Apr 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the Vala Gedik Award in Turkey in recognition of his work with people with an impairment. (futbolmedya.com, 14 Jun 2017)
Milestones
He became the first athlete representing Turkey to win a medal in any sport at the Paralympic Games, when he claimed gold in the SH1 sport pistol event at the 2004 Games in Athens. He also won bronze in the SH1 free pistol event in Athens. (hurriyetdailynews.com, 24 Aug 2012; paralympic.org, 25 Mar 2021)
Famous relatives
His father represented Turkey in international shooting competitions and has coached Korhan. His mother was also a shooter, and set eight Turkish national records. (engellispor.com, 26 Sep 2013; arsiv.sabah.com.tr, 22 Sep 2004)
Impairment
In 1995 he lost his right foot in a land mine explosion while serving in the Turkish army. "I was given a second chance to reset my life. I realised I was not actually aware of the good things I had before and how lucky I had been. My perspective changed. I am now determined not to delay anything in my life and to enjoy it fully." (tmpk.org.tr, 01 Jan 2012; korhanyamac.com, 11 Jun 2011; rehberogretmen.biz, 12 Jan 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 8
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 8
Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 Qualification 16
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 6
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Final Round 7
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 25m Sport Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-18 7
Mixed 50m Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-21 2
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 22
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-08-30 5
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-08-30 2
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-03 2
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-09-03 4
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-06 7
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 15
Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 22
Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-24 19
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-09 7
P3 - Mixed 25 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-11 10
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 15
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 5
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Final 2018-05-05 7
P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 32
Team P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 9