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Mahir Ates

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
Turkish
Higher education
Sports Science - Selcuk University: Konya, TUR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2017 in Konya, Turkey.
Why this sport?
"A friend advised me to start the sport and I did because I thought I would succeed."

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Turkey

General interest

Hobbies
Music, football. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 Grand Prix in Paris, France. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Turkish Para high jumper Abdullah Ilgaz. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Other sports
He has played Para football for Sahinbey Belediye Genclik ve Spor Kulubu in Turkey. (Koyuncu Grup Facebook page, 12 Feb 2020; sondakika.com, 08 Dec 2019)
Impairment
One of his legs has been amputated due to illness. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)