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ASLAN Mustafa
Sport Para swimming
NPC Türkiye   
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Coaching - Gaziantep University: Turkey
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in secondary school in 2012.
Why this sport?
He was scouted while swimming at Gaziantep Visually Impaired Secondary School in Turkey. "I started this project and I fell in love. It changed a lot of things in my life socially and physically. It even changed my perspective on the world. I met a lot of disabled people like me. When I looked at other friends, I realised that I was not so bad. Thanks to swimming, I eliminated my disadvantages."
Name of coach
Mehmet Ali Albas; Okan Telkin; Gulsah Tekin
Training Regime
He trains six days a week.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When I'm unhappy, when I experience something negative, I swim and I can't think of anything. It feels like therapy, I feel free. This is my living space. No matter how bad a day I have, when I enter the pool, unhappiness evaporates." (, 27 Nov 2021)
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (, 27 Nov 2021)
He retains around 50% of his vision during daylight hours. (, 27 Nov 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2022 100m Backstroke S12 1:15.62
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:37.13
27 2016 100m Freestyle S13 1:07.98
14 2016 400m Freestyle S13 5:32.12
16 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:21.20
7 2018 400m Freestyle S12 5:28.30
9 2018 50m Freestyle S12 29.60
9 2018 100m Backstroke S12 1:17.44
7 2018 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:53.44
8 2018 100m Freestyle S12 1:03.17