Burcu Yüksel

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Burcu Ayhan Yüksel
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1990-05-03) May 3, 1990 (age 24)
Kadirli, Osmaniye Province, Turkey
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Country  Turkey
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump
Club Fenerbahçe Athletics
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,[1] where she is coached by Cüneyt Yüksel.[2] The 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall athlete is at 57 kg (126 lb).[3]

Biography[edit]

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.[4] She became gold medalist at the 64th Balkan Championships held in Sliven, Bulgaria.[1] 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.[5][6]

She participated at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[7]

She won a gold medal at the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia.[8]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Burcu Ayhan Balkan Şampiyonu oldu" (in Turkish). Fenerbahçe. 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Burcu Ayhan'dan tarihi başarı". CNN Türk (in Turkish). 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Sporcular/Atletizm-Burcu Ayhan" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Burcu Ayhan'dan bronz madalya!". Internet Spor (in Turkish). 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Başarıya Doymuyoruz…" (in Turkish). Türkiye Atletizm Federasyonu. 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Results-High Jump Women Final". European Athletics. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  7. ^ "Nevin ve Burcu Olimpiyat yolunda" (in Turkish). Sport X. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  8. ^ "Athletics-Results". 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 

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