Binnaz Uslu

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Binnaz Uslu
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Personal information
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1985-03-12) March 12, 1985 (age 29)
Ankara, Turkey
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport middle-distance and long-distance running
Club Enkaspor
Coached by Yahya Sevüktekin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Binnaz Uslu (born March 12, 1985 in Ankara) is a Turkish middle-distance and long-distance runner. The 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) tall athlete at 55 kg (121 lb) is a member of Enkaspor athletics team, where she is coached by Yahya Sevüktekin. Uslu is a student at the Gazi Üniversitesi in Ankara.[1][2]

She participated at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería and won a bronze medal in 800 m with 2:02.68. In the 4×400 metres relay, she won another bronze medal with her teammates Özge Gürler, Birsen Bekgöz and Pınar Saka in 3:40.75 minutes. In 2006 at the 13th SPAR European Cross Country Championships in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy she won the gold medal in the under 23 section.[3]

Uslu failed a drug test for doping taken by the IAAF during a camp in Antalya, Turkey on March 13, 2007. She was banned from athletics from March 2007 to March 2009.[4] Her coach Yahya Sevüktekin was also banned.[5]

She won the silver medal at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships behind Jessica Augusto.[6]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2003 World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland 98th Junior race
European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd 3000 m
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 39th Junior race
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st (semis) 800 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th (heats) 800 m
European Cross Country Championships Heringsdorf, Germany 1st Junior race
2005 World Cross Country Championships St Etienne - St Galmier, France 24th Short race
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 3rd 800 m
3rd 4×400 m relay
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 1st 5000 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th (heats) 800 m
Universiade İzmir, Turkey 2nd 800 m
2006 World Cross Country Championships Fukuoka, Japan 59th Short race
European Cross Country Championships San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy 1st Under-23 race
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 20th (h) 1500 m
19th (h) 3000 m steeplechase
European Cross Country Championships Albufeira, Portugal 2nd Senior race
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 1st 5000 m
1st 3000 m st
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 7th 3000 m steeplechase

Personal bests[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporcular/Atletizm-Binnaz Uslu" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Branşlar > Atletizm-2010 Sezonunda" (in Turkish). Enka Spor Kulübü. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  3. ^ IAAF Athletics December 10, 2006
  4. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF.org. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Doping Rule Violation - Coach". IAAF.org. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  6. ^ SENIOR WOMEN'S FINAL: Portugal’s Augusto dominates to take gold. European Athletics (2010-12-12). Retrieved on 2010-12-12.