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KUTLU Koral Berkin
Sport Para swimming
NPC Turkey   
Place of BirthIstanbul, TUR
Height1.33 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S5, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Athlete, Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three in Istanbul, Turkey.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as part of his rehabilitation. He used to fear water but his parents and his coaches encouraged him to pursue the sport. "I started swimming on the advice of my doctor. He said that my health could improve if I did different sports. I chose swimming. I preferred it because I liked it very much."
Club / Team
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi SK: Turkey
Name of coach
Mehmet Fatih Kurt [club], TUR
Training Regime
He trains six days a week.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I have always dreamed of setting an example for others." (, 14 Jul 2019)
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 07 Sep 2020; Instagram profile, 12 Oct 2020)
He was born with an underdeveloped right arm and left leg. (, 10 Aug 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2021 200m Freestyle S5 2:46.62
10 2021 100m Freestyle S5 1:20.20
7 2021 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:42.43
10 2021 50m Butterfly S5 38.99
15 2021 50m Freestyle S5 36.85
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 200m Freestyle S5 3:10.61
Heats 2019 50m Butterfly S5 43.68
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 200m Freestyle S5 3:45.15
14 2018 50m Backstroke S5 57.32
16 2018 50m Freestyle S5 48.22
13 2018 100m Freestyle S5 1:50.74
  2018 50m Butterfly S5  DSQ
5 2021 50m Freestyle S5 36.22
7 2021 50m Backstroke S5 43.84
8 2021 50m Butterfly S5 DSQ
5 2021 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:47.60
6 2021 200m Freestyle S5 2:50.18
8 2021 100m Freestyle S5  DSQ