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YAMAC Korhan
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Türkiye   
GenderMale
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Veteran
Languages
Turkish
Higher education
Business Administration, Military Studies - Turkish Military Academy [TUR] / Baskent University [TUR]
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting with his father in 1985 at the Agasar club in Ankara, Turkey.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always aim to come first in the competitions and wave my country's flag." (federasyonlar.com, 19 Apr 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the Vala Gedik Award in Turkey in recognition of his work with people with an impairment. (futbolmedya.com, 14 Jun 2017)
Milestones
He became the first athlete representing Turkey to win a medal in any sport at the Paralympic Games, when he claimed gold in the SH1 sport pistol event at the 2004 Games in Athens. He also won bronze in the SH1 free pistol event in Athens. (hurriyetdailynews.com, 24 Aug 2012; paralympic.org, 25 Mar 2021)
Famous relatives
His father represented Turkey in international shooting competitions and has coached Korhan. His mother was also a shooter, and set eight Turkish national records. (engellispor.com, 26 Sep 2013; arsiv.sabah.com.tr, 22 Sep 2004)
Impairment
In 1995 he lost his right foot in a land mine explosion while serving in the Turkish army. "I was given a second chance to reset my life. I realised I was not actually aware of the good things I had before and how lucky I had been. My perspective changed. I am now determined not to delay anything in my life and to enjoy it fully." (tmpk.org.tr, 01 Jan 2012; korhanyamac.com, 11 Jun 2011; rehberogretmen.biz, 12 Jan 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
4 2004 Air Pistol SH1 658.1
3 2004 Free Pistol SH1 619.1
1 2004 Sport Pistol SH1 672.4
8 2008 Air Pistol SH1 658.4
7 2008 Free Pistol SH1 622.7
16 2008 Sport Pistol SH1 552
2 2012 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 664.7
4 2012 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 763.1
5 2012 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 623.8
8 2016 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 71.7
Qualification 2016 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 563
Qualification 2016 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 521
20 2021 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 550
6 2021 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 9
World Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 758.6
13 2006 MP1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
4 2006 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 622.1
6 2010 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 754.8
3 2010 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 623.7
22 2010 MP1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
15 2014 MP1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 554
22 2014 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 544
19 2014 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 513
7 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 10
32 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 509
11 2019 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 563
13 2019 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 559
World Cup (Antalya) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 196.0
3 2015 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 11
7 2015 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 94.1
11 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 530.0
2 2015 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 3
21 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 513
2 2016 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 3
2 2016 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 194.6
4 2016 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 141.4
2 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 23
30 2018 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 542
6 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 9
10 2018 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 559
24 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 507
7 2019 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 6
26 2019 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 545
16 2019 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 519
2 2021 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 24
3 2021 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 214.4
European Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 7
4 2013 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 139.6
6 2013 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 112.4
7 2018 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 131.0
World Ranking (2018/01/01) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
18 2018 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
24 2018 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
7 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1  
24 2018 P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
7 2018 P3 - 25m Pistol SH1