Kıvılcım Kaya

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Kıvılcım Kaya
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1992-03-27) March 27, 1992 (age 23)
Ankara, Turkey
Residence Ankara, Turkey
Country  Turkey
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club EGO Spor, Ankara
Coached by Artun Talay
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 72.55 m

Kıvılcım Kaya (pronounced [ˈcɯvɯlˈdʒɯm kaˈja]; born March 27, 1992 in Ankara)[1] is a Turkish female hammer thrower.

She is the daughter of the former Turkish national wrestler Ziya Kaya. She began working with Artun Talay, who guided to Eşref Apak for Olympics bronze medal in Athens 2004. She made first big step to international scene at 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Brixen, after took the silver medal in the girl's hammer throw competition. Then she broke national junior hammer record in Ankara with a 65.10 meter throw. Kaya, who is considered one of Turkey's biggest medal hopes at throwing competitions in future major championships, hopes to get an Olympic medal in 2016 Rio de Janeiro. Kıvılcım threw 72.55 m at Turkish Individual Athletics Championships.[2]