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ELYAZ Kerim
Sport Para athletics
NPC Türkiye   
GenderMen
Age24
Place of BirthIzmir, TUR
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47
Further Personal Information
Residence
Izmir, TUR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian, Turkish
Higher education
Sports Science - Ege University: Turkey
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para athletics in 2013 in Izmir, Turkey.
Why this sport?
"My teacher made me participate in a race for the first time despite my impairment. I've been running since that day. It was not easy. I worked hard and had a hard time. But behind me there has been always the support of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. If I lived in another city, maybe I'd be home today."
Club / Team
Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi Genclik ve Spor Kulubu: Turkey
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Turkey
General Interest
Nicknames
Beygiir (Facebook profile, 24 May 2016)
Hobbies
Playing the piano. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in London, England, and the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 15 Nov 2019)
Impairment
His right arm is shorter than his left arm. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Other information
BOOK
In September 2020 he released a book called 'Viking Tarihine Yolculuk' [A Journey to the Viking History], a non-fiction work on Viking culture. (sozcu.com.tr, 06 Nov 2020; Instagram profile, 12 Sep 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2017 Long Jump T47 5.87
18 2019 Long Jump T47 5.61
6 2019 Universal Relay 52.00
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 Triple Jump T47 10.19
7 2016 200m T47 24.52
4 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 51.68
8 2018 100m T47 12.06
7 2018 Long Jump T47 5.72