Hamide Bıkçın Tosun

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Hamide Bıkçın Tosun
Personal information
Birth name Hamide Bıkçın
Nationality Turkey
Born (1978-01-24) January 24, 1978 (age 39)
Height 167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Country Turkey
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) Featherweight
Club İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K.

Hamide Bıkçın Tosun (born January 24, 1978) is a female Turkish Taekwondo athlete, who competed in the Women's 49–57 kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia and won the bronze medal.[1]

Tosun took up taekwondo already aged eight. After winning the European and World championships, she married and became mother of a daughter Zeynep. Hamide Bıkçın Tosun suspended her active fighting sports life in the years 1996 and 1997. She started again 1998 to perform taekwondo and represented Turkey at the 2000 Olympics.[2]

Achievements[edit]

  • 1995 World Taekwondo Championships in the Philippines – gold (Flyweight)
  • 2000 13th European Seniors Taekwondo Championships in Patras, Greece – gold (Bantamweight)[3]
  • 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia – bronze
  • 2002 7th Universiade in Berkeley, California, U.S. – gold (58 kg)[4]
  • 2002 Taekwondo Belgian Open in Lommel, Belgium – gold (Bantamweight)[5]
  • 2004 15th European Seniors Taekwondo Championships in Lilehammer, Norway – silver (Featherweight)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamide Bıkçın. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ A Turkish Sports Page – Interview with Hamide Bikcin. Turkish-sports.atspace.org (2008-08-28). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
  3. ^ 13th European Seniors Taekwondo Championships. fullcontact.co.uk. May 4, 2000
  4. ^ MİLLİYET İNTERNET – ALMANAK 2002. Milliyet.com.tr (1990-01-06). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
  5. ^ Chris Condron (April 8, 2002) TAEKWONDO- American Best medal at Belgian Open in Lommel, Belgium. U.S. Taekwondo Union. olympic-usa.org
  6. ^ 15th European Seniors Taekwondo Championships. fullcontact.co.uk. May 6, 2004