Origin of Impairment
S7, SB6, SM7
Further personal information
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
She trains for two hours per day, six days a week.
Ceramics, playing the piano. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US Para swimmer Jessica Long. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
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)
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)