Yanıt at the 2012 European Athletics Championships
16 February 1986 |
|Height||1.65 m (5.4 ft)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
|Event(s)||60 metres hurdles
100 metres hurdles
|Achievements and titles|
Nevin Yanıt, (born February 16, 1986 in Mersin) is a Turkish female sprinter specialising in high hurdling. She is a two time European champion in the 100m hurdles, and current European indoor champion in the 60m hurdles.
Yanıt first came to international prominence in 2007, winning the 100m hurdles at the 2007 European Under 23 Athletics Championships. She won the silver medal at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand.
Yanıt participated at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy and won the gold medal in women's 100 m hurdles. She was the winner in the 100 m hurdles at the European Cup First League Group B held on June 18, 2006 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
At the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, she won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles, breaking the 100 m hurdles national record with 12.63 seconds, edging favourites, Derval O'Rourke and Carolin Nytra.
At the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, she won the gold medal, breaking the 60m hurdles national record with 7.89.
In 2013 the Turkish Athletics Federation announced that Yanit had failed a doping test, after traces of a banned substances were found in a testing sample. The name of the banned substance has not been revealed as yet. On 29 August 2013, a two-year ban was handed down by the Federation, precluding Yanit from competition until 5 August 2015. The ban will prevent Yanit from defending her European titles.
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