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GUVEN Ramazan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Turkey   
GenderMen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8
Further Personal Information
Languages
Turkish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para swimming in 2016 at Eskisehir Turk Telekom Spor Kulubu in Turkey.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try competitive Para swimming by coach Furkan Kizilkaya. "After I attended a swimming event my future coach [Kizilkaya] asked me to come to training and it started my interest in Para swimming."
Club / Team
Eskisehir Turk Telekom Spor Kulubu: Turkey
Name of coach
Furkan Kizilkaya [club], TUR
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Furkan Kizilkaya. (gazeteduvar.com.tr, 09 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 and 2024 Paralympic Games. (gazeteduvar.com.tr, 09 Dec 2019)
Impairment
He was born without both legs below the knee. (aa.com.tr, 12 Sep 2019)
Other information
EARLY LIFE
He grew up in an orphanage in Eskisehir, Turkey, before discovering Para swimming under the guidance of coach Furkan Kizilkaya in 2016. "I came to an orphanage under very difficult circumstances. I had family problems which lead to an early childhood in a government institution. I have encountered many obstacles, but I have overcome all of them and continue to grow as a person. I feel free in the water. For me, swimming means freedom. I think I am an example to my impaired friends." (gazeteduvar.com.tr, 09 Dec 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.