Merve Aydın

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This article is about the middle distance runner. For the basketball player, see Merve Aydın (basketball).
Merve Aydın
Personal information
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 24)
Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 800 metres, 1500 metres
Club Galatasaray
Coached by Gülnara Mamadova
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m 53.48 (2009)
  • 800 m 2.00.33 (2008)
  • 1500 m 4.29.45 (2007)

Merve Aydın (born 17 March 1990 in Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish female middle distance runner. She is a member of Galatasaray athletics team. The 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall athlete at 58 kg (128 lb) is coached by Gülnara Mamadova.[1]

She won a silver medal in the 2008 Bydgoszcz at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics and at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships. Merve Aydin repeated her silver medal wins in the 4x400 m relay event at the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen, China.

Merve Aydın qualified for participation in the 800 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] She was injured during the second lap of her qualifying Olympic run on 8 Aug 2012. Despite the injury she refused to withdraw and limped to the finish line coming in last in her heat to a standing ovation with a time of 3:24:35.[2][3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Turkey
2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 800 m 2:00.92 NJ
2011 European Team Championships-First League Izmir, Turkey 1st 4x400 m relay 3:29.40 NR
European Athletics U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 2nd 800 m 2:00.46 SB
Summer Universiade Shenzhen, China 8th 800 m 2:11.91
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:30.14
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 6th (h) 800 m 2:01.19 iNR

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sporcular/Atletizm-Merve Aydın" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "BBC Sport - Olympics athletics: Merve Aydin limps over 800m finish line". 
  3. ^ "Merve Aydın ağlayarak bitirdi" (in Turkish). cnnturk.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 

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