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DAVRAN Doruk
Sport Para swimming
NPC Turkey   
GenderMen
Age27
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sakarya, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Turkish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first swam at age three.
Why this sport?
His father thought swimming would be beneficial for his health and encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Kocaeli Yildizlar Yuzme: Turkey
Name of coach
Fuat Davran [father, personal]
Training Regime
He swims 70 kilometres per day, six days a week.
General Interest
Injuries
He was unable to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to injury. (aa.com.tr, 14 Mar 2019)
Famous relatives
His father Fuat competed in swimming at national level in Turkey. (aa.com.tr, 14 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (aa.com.tr, 14 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months. (dorukdavran.wix.com, 29 Apr 2016)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
His father brought him to the United States of America at age five to seek treatment for autism. They returned to Turkey two years later, and his father introduced him to swimming as a form of therapy. (aa.com.tr, 14 Mar 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 200m Freestyle S14  DNS
7 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:12.90
  2016 100m Breaststroke SB14  DSQ
12 2018 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:24.14
12 2018 100m Backstroke S14 1:13.99
9 2018 100m Butterfly S14 1:07.93