Binnaz Uslu

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Binnaz Uslu
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Personal information
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1985-03-12) March 12, 1985 (age 32)
Ankara, Turkey
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
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 retired Turkish middle-distance and long-distance runner. She was banned from sport for life in 2014, after her second doping violation.[1] The 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) tall athlete at 55 kg (121 lb) is a member of Enkaspor athletics team, where she was coached by Yahya Sevüktekin. Uslu is a student at the Gazi Üniversitesi in Ankara.[2][3]

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.[4]

She won the silver medal at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships behind Jessica Augusto.[5]


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.[6] Her coach Yahya Sevüktekin was also banned.[7]

In 2014, she was banned from sport for life after IAAf re-analyzed a sample she had given at the 2011 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Turkey
2003 World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland 98th Junior race (6.215 km) 27:23
European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd 3000 m 9:23.10
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 39th Junior race (6 km) 22:37
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st (semis)[8] 800 m 2:02.85
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 22nd (heats) 800 m 2:03.46
European Cross Country Championships Heringsdorf, Germany 1st Junior race (3.64 km) 15:32
2005 World Cross Country Championships St Etienne - St Galmier, France 24th Short race (4.196 km) 14:11
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 3rd 800 m 2:02.68
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:40.75
European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 7th (h)[8] 800m 2:04.27
1st 5000m 15:57.21
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 26th (heats) 800 m 2:03.73
Universiade İzmir, Turkey 2nd 800 m 2:01.42
2006 World Cross Country Championships Fukuoka, Japan 59th Short race (4 km) 14:06
European Cross Country Championships San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy 1st Under-23 race (5.975 km) 18:47
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 20th (h) 1500 m 4:12.04
19th (h) 3000 m steeplechase 10:15.28
European Cross Country Championships Albufeira, Portugal 2nd Senior race (8.170 km) 26:57
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 1st 5000 m 15:41.15
1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:33.50
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 7th DSQ 3000 m steeplechase DSQ (Doping)

Personal bests[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Doping sanctions - News 155, Positive cases in athletics SANCTIONED ACCORDING TO INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE IAAF AS OF JULY – AUGUST 2014
  2. ^ "Sporcular/Atletizm-Binnaz Uslu" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Branşlar > Atletizm-2010 Sezonunda" (in Turkish). Enka Spor Kulübü. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  4. ^ IAAF Athletics December 10, 2006
  5. ^ SENIOR WOMEN'S FINAL: Portugal’s Augusto dominates to take gold Archived December 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. European Athletics (2010-12-12). Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  6. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Doping Rule Violation - Coach". 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  8. ^ a b Did not show in the final.