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AVCU Emine
Sport Para swimming
NPC Türkiye   
Place of BirthÇatalca, TUR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Istanbul, TUR
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Public Relations - Istanbul Kultur University: Turkey
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para swimming at age 21 at university in Turkey.
Why this sport?
She was afraid of water before taking up the sport. She previously played football as a child. "I found my calling with the sport. I had never been swimming before, but I made huge progress step by step. Something was bothering me as a person. I asked myself what I could do to plant something and touch people's lives. Then I thought of doing sports. I had not been involved in any sports branch, neither amateur nor professional, until the age of 21. I researched and chose swimming, I did not think about how I would do it."
Name of coach
Duran Arslan, TUR
Training Regime
She trains six days a week.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Minsk, BLR
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (, 10 Jan 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Belief makes mountains tremble." (LinkedIn profile, 16 May 2022)
To win gold at the 2022 World Championships in Madeira, Portugal, and to win a medal at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (, 10 Jan 2022)
She was born without her left arm below the elbow and without both legs below the knee. (Instagram profile, 19 Apr 2020;, 28 Aug 2019)
Other information
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in public relations from Istanbul Kultur University in Turkey in 2020, she began studying for a bachelor's degree in sports management at Istanbul University in Turkey. (LinkedIn profile, 16 May 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2022 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:12.65
5 2022 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:39.17
5 2022 200m Freestyle S4 3:59.11