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Sevda Kilinc Cirakoglu

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Okan Yilmaz

Further personal information

Family
Husband Huseyin Cirakoglu
Residence
Ankara, TUR
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
Turkish
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University [MAKU]: Turkey

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2009.
Why this sport?
She originally began athletics as a hobby.
Club / Team
Yenimahalle Municipality Visually Impaired Sports Club: Ankara, TUR
Name of coach
Yilmaz Kaya [national]

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Turkey
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the T13 400m at the 2015 International Blind Sports Federation [IBSA] World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Turkish Para swimmer Huseyin Cirakoglu. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Famous relatives
Her husband Huseyin Cirakoglu has competed for Turkey in Para swimming, including at the world championships in 2010 and the European championships in 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Apr 2021; Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (haberabd.com, 04 Mar 2020; burduryenigun.com, 17 May 2018)
Impairment
She was born with albinism. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a physical education teacher in Turkey. (Facebook profile, 24 Feb 2021, 27 Jul 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-16 8
Women's 400 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-19 8