Aysel Taş

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Aysel Taş
Personal information
Birth name Aysel Shevkedova
Айсел Шевкедова
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1964-10-21) October 21, 1964 (age 52)
Sport Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 56.86 m NR (2000)

Aysel Taş (born October 21, 1964), née Aysel Shevkedova (Bulgarian: Айсел Шевкедова), is a female javelin thrower from Bulgaria with Turkish ethnicity, who competed for Turkey after her emigration.[1][2]

At the 1983 European Athletics Junior Championships held in Schwechat, Austria, she achieved the 5th rank for her native country with 55.30 m (old javelin weight).[2]

She participated representing Turkey at the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA without advanncing to the finals.

Aysel Taş is the current national record holder with 56.86 m set on May 20, 2000 in Izmir, Turkey.

After retiring from active sports, she coaches her son Şevket Taş (born February 28, 1986), who is also a national javelin thrower and record holder in the U23 category.[1][3][4]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1983 7th European Junior Championships Schwechat, Austria 5th 55.30 m (old)
Representing  Turkey
2000 First League Athletics Izmir, Turkey 1st 56.86 m


  1. ^ a b "Tas Sevket". IAAF. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  2. ^ a b "European Junior Championships 1983". World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Atletizm Milli Takım kadrosu açıklandı" (in Turkish). Fenerbahçe. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2012-06-09. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Şevket Taş’tan Türkiye rekoru". Haber 3 (in Turkish). 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 

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