May 3, 1990 |
Kadirli, Osmaniye Province, Turkey
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb)|
|Coached by||Cüneyt Yüksel|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||outdoor: 1.94 m NR (2011)
indoor:1.88 m (2012)
Burcu Yüksel (née Ayhan; pronounced [ˈbuɾdʒu ˈajhan]; born May 3, 1990 in Kadirli, Osmaniye Province) is a Turkish female high jumper. She is a member of Fenerbahçe Athletics club, where she is coached by Cüneyt Yüksel. The 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall athlete is at 57 kg (126 lb).
She earned the gold medal at the 2007 Black Sea Games and the silver medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games. Ayhan was the bronze medalist at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships held in Novi Sad, Serbia. She became gold medalist at the 64th Balkan Championships held in Sliven, Bulgaria. At the 2011 European U23 Championships held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, she jumped 1.94 m high breaking new national record, and earned the bronze medal.
|2007||Black Sea Games||Trabzon, Turkey||1st|
|2009||16th Mediterranean Games||Pescara, Italy||2nd||1.89 m|
|European Junior Championships||Novi Sad, Serbia||3rd||1.89 m|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||9th||1.92 m|
|2011||64th Balkan Championships||Sliven, Bulgaria||1st||1.86 m|
|European U23 Championships||Ostrava, Czech Republic||3rd||1.94 m NR|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, UK||12th||1.89 m|
|2013||17th Mediterranean Games||Mersin, Turkey||1st||1.92|
|3rd Islamic Solidarity Games||Palembang, Indonesia||1st||1.80|
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