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Suzan Cevik

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shooting Para sport in 2005.
Why this sport?
Participating in the sport helped increase her self-confidence. "[Growing up] I felt like I was the only impaired person in the world. I used to think as if everybody was staring at me and watching me. My father directed me to sports. After I started sports, my thought process changed completely. I saw that impaired people like me could become very successful. I said, 'Why not me too?'"
Club / Team
Aksaray Genclik ve Spor Il Mudurlugu: Türkiye
Name of coach
Kadri Akgun [national], TUR; Mustafa Atalay [national], TUR

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her parents. (aa.com.tr, 27 May 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio, which she contracted at age three. "I lost my ability to walk. I had multiple surgeries at the age of 16 to 17. But then I thought, 'Okay, this is who I am'." (aa.com.tr, 27 May 2019; hurriyet.com.tr, 06 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 15
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2010-07-17 7
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-19 42
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2014-07-19 25
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 49
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R2 - Women's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 2016-09-08 9
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-10 43