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CIRAKOGLU Yakup
Sport Para swimming
NPC Turkey   
GenderMen
Age27
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ankara, TUR
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Turkish
Higher education
Anadolu University: Turkey
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He took the sport up with his friends.
Club / Team
Yenimahalle BSK: Turkey
Name of coach
Ercument Kantar [national]
General Interest
Famous relatives
His older brother Huseyin has also represented Turkey in para-swimming. He competed at the 2016 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (haberturk.com, 26 Jan 2011; paralympic.org, 03 May 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sabah.com.tr, 25 Feb 2016)
Other information
BROTHER
His brother Huseyin, who is also visually impaired, trains alongside him in the national team. "We share the same room for national team camps. There is a bit of competition between us in training, but we always support each other. There are times when we disagree, like all brothers, but swimming has strengthened our bond," Huseyin says. (konhaber.com, 26 Feb 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
17 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:37.81