August 3, 1992 |
|Height||166 cm (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||48 kg (106 lb)|
|Coached by||Süleyman Altınoluk|
Gamze Bulut (pronounced [ˈɡamze ˈbuɫut]; born August 3, 1992 in Eskişehir) is a Turkish female middle-distance runner. She won silver medals in 1500 metres at the 2012 Olympic Games and European Championships.
Due to receive the 2012 gold medals as Olympic and European champion following the disqualification of team-mate Aslı Çakır Alptekin from both events, Bulut herself came under investigation for abnormalities in her athlete 'passport', and on 1 June 2016, Turkish media reported that Bulut had also been found to have employed illegal performance enhancing methods by dint of observations of her athlete 'passport'. If confirmed, Bulut would also lose her Olympic and European medals, and all medals and records from 2012 to 2016. .
At the 2009 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival in Tampere, Finland, she became bronze medalist in the 2000 m steeplechase event with a time of 6:50.24. She won the gold medal of the 3000 m steeplechase event at the 2009 Balkan Junior Athletics Championships held in Greece.
She took second place and the silver medal in 1500 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, again finishing behind Alptekin. Bulut had set a personal best time of 4:01:18 in the semi-finals of the competition. Alptekin's results from 2010 onwards were subsequently stripped due to doping offences, making Bulut the de facto Olympic and European champion. However, in March 2016, it was reported that Bulut too was also under investigation for suspected doping.
- 9:34.88 3000m steeplechase NR (U23) - May 19, 2012 Izmir, Turkey
- 15:45.03 5000m PB (U23) - July 14, 2013 Tampere, Finland
|2009||European Youth Summer Olympic Festival||Tampere, Finland||3rd||2000m sc||6:50.24|
|Balkan Junior Athletics Championships||Schimatari, Greece||1st||3000m sc||10:57.26|
|2012||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||1st||1500m||4:06.04|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||1st||1500m||4:10.40|
|2013||European U23 Championships||Tampere, Finland||1st||5000m||15:45.03 PB|
|2014||World Indoor Championships||Sopot, Poland||20th (h)||1500m||4:24.52|
- "Tuğçe ve Gamze Olimpiyat A Barajını aştı" (in Turkish). Fenerbahçe S.K. 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
- "Atletizm'de Çevik ve Bulut'la sevindik". İstikbal (in Turkish). 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2012-05-20.
- Bulut to lose medals, in turkish
- "Sporcular/Atletizm-Gamze Bulut" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
- 17 August 2015. Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin stripped of Olympic 1500m title for doping. The Guardian. Retrieved on 02 April 2016.
- Ingle, Sean. (6 March 2016). Turkish silver medal winner from London 2012 investigated for doping. The Guardian. Retrieved on 02 April 2016.
- "Turkey's Gamze Bulut grabs 5,000-meter gold medal at U23 Euros in Finland". Today's Zaman. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
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