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Nurullah Kart

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T63

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Growing up he played wheelchair basketball and at age 16 he read an article about a jogging prosthesis. He learned that he could run with a prosthesis but could not afford it. He got his first running prosthesis in 2012 and began training in 2013.
Why this sport?
"Running is my childhood dream, my great passion. I started running very late because a running prosthesis was very expensive, but finally I found some sponsorship."
Training Regime
He trains six days a week.

General interest

Nicknames
Nuri (Twitter profile, 23 Feb 2021)
Hobbies
Camping, collecting antiques, reading, cycling. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Sponsor John Burger [who bought him his first running prosthesis], and coaches Heinrich Popow and Metin Durmusoglu. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian runner Terry Fox. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (runnersworldtr.com, 24 Oct 2017; skor.sozcu.com.tr, 16 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He was born with impairments to his right foot and his right hand. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019; milliyet.com.tr, 03 Dec 2018)
Other information
LATE STARTER
He did not begin training in Para athletics until he was in his 30s, when a sponsor, John Burger, helped him get his first running prosthesis. "If you don't have a sponsor that supports you, it takes time to get a good prosthesis to compete. In my case, it took five years to become competitive. I want to find the financial resources necessary to help support new Para athletes so that they do not experience the troubles I have experienced. Trying to be a Para athlete is tough as I still have to work a normal job and train full-time to remain competitive." (cumhuriyet.com.tr, 31 Oct 2019; Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T42 Final 1 2017-07-15 8
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 2 2017-07-17 9999