Ercüment Olgundeniz

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Ercüment Olgundeniz
Personal information
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1976-07-07) July 7, 1976 (age 38)
Izmir, Turkey
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 146 kg (322 lb)
Sport
Sport Discus throw
Club Enkaspor
Coached by Teodoru Agachi
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 67.50 m NR (2012)

Ercüment Olgundeniz (born July 7, 1976 in Izmir) is a Turkish track and field athlete competing in the discus and occasionally shot put. The 198 cm (6 ft 6 in) tall athlete at 146 kg (322 lb) is a member of Enkaspor, where he is coached by Teodoru Agachi.[1]

He took part at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. With his throw of 58.17 m, Olgundeniz ranked 28th and could not qualify for the finals. In 2005, he participated at the Mediterranean Games in Almería, and won the bronze medal with his performance of 59.16 m. He was ranked 44th in the world best list in 2004 with his personal record of 63.49 metres (Turkish record) set on July 4, 2004 in Istanbul.

In March 2007 in Yalta he improved the record to 64.34 metres. He competed at the 2007 World Championships, but finished last and did not reach the final.

Ercüment Olgundeniz won the silver medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games held in Pescara, Italy.

On May 27, 2012, he improved his national record from 66.89 m set in 2011 to 67.50 m at the European Champion Clubs Cup held in Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal winning the silver medal.[2]

He qualified for participation in the discus throw event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but did not reach the final.[3]

At the 2013 Mediterranean Games held in Mersin, Turkey, he became silver medalist in the discus event.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1996 Turkish Championships Turkey 1st Discus throw 57.30 m
1997 Turkish Championships Turkey 1st Discus throw 56.98 m
1998 Balkan Athletics Championship Yugoslavia 3rd Discus throw
Turkish Championships Turkey 1st Discus throw 57.37 m
European Cup C Final 1st Discus throw 55.36 m
1999 Turkish Championships Turkey 1st Shot put 16.81 m
1st Discus throw 56.21 m
2000 European Cup C Final Slovakia 1st Discus throw 57.23m
Turkish Championships Turkey 1st Discus throw 56.21 m
2001 Turkish Championships Turkey 1st Discus throw 57.51 m
Balkan Athletics Championships Greece 2nd Discus throw
Cezmi Or Memorial Turkey 3rd Discus throw
Turkish Championships Turkey 1st Shot put 17.31 m
1st Discus throw 58.47 m
2002 Fajer Athletics Games Iran 2nd Discus throw
2003 European Cup C Final Istanbul, Turkey 3rd Discus throw
Balkan Athletics Championships i Greece 3rd Discus throw
Qualifications for the 2004 Olympics Turkey 1st Discus throw
2004 Turkish Championships Turkey 1st Discus throw 61.35 m
European Cup C Final 1st Discus throw 59.60 m
Balkan Athletics Championship Istanbul, Turkey 1st Discus throw 63.49 m NR
2005 European Winter Throwing Cup Mersin, Turkey 6th Discus throw 59.21 m
2011 European Winter Throwing Cup Sofia, Bulgaria 1st Discus throw 63.31 m
2012 European Winter Throwing Cup Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal 2nd Discus throw 67.50 m NR
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 2nd Discus throw 61.46 m
European Team Championships Super League Gateshead, United Kingdom 3rd Discus throw 61.32 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporcular/Atletizm-Ercüment Olgundeniz" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Luch Moscow and Fiamme Gialle take Clubs Cup honours". EAA. 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  3. ^ "London 2012 Men's Discus". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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