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Volkan Oznergiz

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Languages
Turkish
Higher education
History - Anadolu University: Eskisehir, TUR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para swimming in 2016
Why this sport?
Before his accident he was actively involved in swimming. He returned to the sport 20 years after his spinal cord injury. "I am a person who follows my dreams. I can say that my impairment slowed me down a little bit, but finally I realised my dreams. I loved water sports. I used to spend all summer in the water, I would be in the sea, I loved swimming."
Club / Team
Atlas Engelliler Genclik ve Spor Kulubu Dernegi: Adana, TUR

General interest

Impairment
His spinal cord injury is the result of a gun accident at age 12 in Adana, Turkey. (Anadolu Agency YouTube channel, 15 Aug 2017; milliyet.com.tr, 01 Aug 2017)
Other information
FURTHER STUDIES
He has also studied German at Cukurova University in Adana, Turkey. (milliyet.com.tr, 01 Aug 2017)