Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2010 in Bagcilar, Turkey.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by her neighbour who worked as a driver for Para athletes in Bagcilar, Turkey. "I was upset that I was always at home and lived as if there was no other impaired person in the world. I never left the house. So, it was the first time I saw impaired people as a crowd. They were joking among themselves. I was surprised that they could make fun of themselves. It seemed interesting to me. Wheelchair racing was a very difficult sport. I had to lean all the time, our hands were hurt even with gloves. I was ashamed to say I was always having a hard time. So then the training continued, and soon I won my first championship."
Club / Team
Bagcilar Belediyesi Bedensel Engelli Spor Kulubu: Turkey
Name of coach
Omer Cantay [club, national], TUR, from 2010
She trains five days a week.
Reading, going on holiday, shopping. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T54 200m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Apr 2021; Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Omer Cantay. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Turkey at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)
Her younger brother Muhammet Supurgeci competed in Para athletics [100m] at the 2016 Turkish national championships. (turkiyegazetesi.com.tr, 18 Jun 2016; bagcilar.bel.tr, 16 May 2016)
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (yasadikca.com, 06 Mar 2021)
|Women's 200 m T54||Semifinal 2||2013-07-20||7|
|Women's 200 m T54||Final 1||2013-07-21||8|
|Women's 100 m T54||Semifinal 1||2013-07-24||8|
|Women's 100 m T54||Final 1||2013-07-25||4|
|Women's 100 m T54||Heat 1||2015-10-23||6|
|Women's 100 m T54||Final 1||2015-10-24||4|
|Women's 400 m T54||Heat 1||2015-10-27||11|
|Women's 100 m T54||Heat 1||2016-09-08||5|
|Women's 400 m T54||Heat 1||2016-09-11||6|
|Women's 4x400 m T53/54||Final Round||2016-09-15||9999|
|Women's 800 m T54||Heat 2||2016-09-17||7|
|Women's 200 m T54||Final 1||2017-07-15||4|
|Women's 400 m T54||Heat 2||2017-07-16||9|
|Women's 800 m T54||Heat 2||2017-07-18||12|
|Women's 4x400 m T53/54||Final 1||2017-07-19||1|
|Women's 100 m T54||Final 1||2017-07-23||5|