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USTUN Ozge
Sport Para swimming
NPC Turkey   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthEdirne, TUR
Height1.30 m
Weight 42 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Edirne, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Turkish
Higher education
Sociology - Ataturk University: Turkey
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age 16 in Erdine, Turkey.
Why this sport?
She began swimming because it helped her with her condition.
Name of coach
Behlul Alizadeh [personal], from 2018
Training Regime
She trains six days a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Turkey
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing chess. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mehmet Fatih Kurt. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sozcu.com.tr, 22 Apr 2017)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as a result of the effects of being born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus [fluid on the brain]. (sozcu.com.tr, 22 Apr 2017; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 200m Freestyle S5 5:47.59
8 2018 50m Backstroke S5 1:30.53
6 2018 100m Breaststroke SB4 2:49.37
7 2018 50m Freestyle S5 1:26.11