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Nil Sahin

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Istanbul, TUR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish, Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Rehabilitation Project in Turkey. She took up competitive Para swimming in high school. "I have been swimming for as long as I can remember."
Why this sport?
"I took up swimming to aid my rehabilitation."
Club / Team
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi SK: Turkey
Name of coach
Mehmet Fatih Kurt [club], TUR
Training Regime
She trains for two hours per day, six days a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Ceramics, playing the piano. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US Para swimmer Jessica Long. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2021 World Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (fotospor.com, 17 Feb 2020; aa.com.tr, 08 Aug 2020)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. She underwent surgery five times before age nine. (milliyet.com.tr, 23 Dec 2019; sozcu.com.tr, 19 Oct 2017; aa.com.tr, 08 Aug 2020)