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Osman Ertoz

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
L&F2

Further personal information

Residence
Karsiyaka, TUR
Occupation
Administrator, Clerk
Languages
Turkish
Higher education
Business - Anadolu University: Turkey

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in Para dance sport in 2013, and began competing in 2016.
Why this sport?
He was involved in wheelchair basketball and Para athletics before taking up Para dance sport.
Club / Team
Karsiyaka Engelliler Spor Kulubu: Turkey
Name of coach
Mehmet Gazi [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Osi (Facebook profile, 20 Nov 2019)
Other sports
He represented Turkey in Para athletics at the 1993 Mediterranean Games in Languedoc-Roussillon, France. He has also competed in wheelchair basketball for the Karsiyaka Engelliler Spor Kulubu in Turkey. (haber7.com, 17 Sep 2018; milliyet.com.tr, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age two. (hurriyet.com.tr, 28 Dec 2018; haber7.com, 17 Sep 2018; milliyet.com.tr, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
DANCE PARTNER
His able-bodied dance partner is Yesim Eryigit. (IPC, 01 Jan 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He works as a clerk for the Municipality of Karsiyaka in Izmir province in Turkey. In 1999 he founded Karsiyaka Engelliler Spor Kulubu, where he has served on the board as president and chairman and founded their wheelchair basketball team. He is also involved in paragliding, sings in a local choir and has a black belt in the Japanese martial art aikido. (meydanhaber.com.tr, 20 Sep 2019; hurriyet.com.tr, 28 Dec 2018; haber7.com, 17 Sep 2018; milliyet.com.tr, 02 Dec 2017)