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Mihriban Korkmaz

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Other names
Mihriban Korkmaz
Residence
Gümüshane, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at high school in Gumushane, Turkey.
Why this sport?
She was discovered during school running events. "I began to train with my teacher's guidance and then I became a professional. At first my family did not want me to do sports because they thought it would be difficult for me."
Club / Team
GSB Gumushane Genclik Merkezleri: Turkey
Name of coach
Aytunc Goz; Sevda Kalkan; Oguz Kalkan

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hurriyet.com.tr, 08 Jun 2018)
Other information
CHANGE OF DISCIPLINE
She initially competed in Para pentathlon events before switching to shot put in 2016. "I competed in the pentathlon. I started with the shot put in 2016. Pentathlon was not a suitable branch for my physique. I have a more suitable physique for throwing events, so my instructors asked me to focus more on throwing." (aa.com.tr, 06 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final Round 2016-09-10 11
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 1 2017-07-18 10