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SAHIN Nil
Sport Para swimming
NPC Turkey   
GenderWomen
Age19
Place of BirthIstanbul, TUR
Height1.52 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Istanbul, TUR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish, Turkish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Rehabilitation Project in Turkey. She took up competitive Para swimming in high school. "I have been swimming for as long as I can remember."
Why this sport?
"I took up swimming to aid my rehabilitation."
Club / Team
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi SK: Turkey
Name of coach
Mehmet Fatih Kurt [club], TUR
Training Regime
She trains for two hours per day, six days a week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Ceramics, playing the piano. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US Para swimmer Jessica Long. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2021 World Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (fotospor.com, 17 Feb 2020; aa.com.tr, 08 Aug 2020)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. She underwent surgery five times before age nine. (milliyet.com.tr, 23 Dec 2019; sozcu.com.tr, 19 Oct 2017; aa.com.tr, 08 Aug 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S7 6:10.89
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S7 1:21.26
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018 50m Butterfly S7 56.23
8 2018 100m Backstroke S7 1:53.31
10 2018 50m Freestyle S7 40.75
9 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:25.85
7 2018 400m Freestyle S7 6:27.20
9 2021 200m Individual Medley SM7 4:01.19
4 2021 400m Freestyle S7 6:12.67
8 2021 100m Backstroke S7 1:52.42
10 2021 50m Freestyle S7 39.88
11 2021 100m Freestyle S7 1:27.30