Çetinkaya has competed in international competitions since 2000. In 2001, she competed as part of the Turkish junior team, and as an adult in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in years 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. She had two victories in the FIS World Cup races. Çetinkaya's best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was 41st in the 30 km event at Sapporo in 2007. Her best World Cup finish was 46th in a sprint event in Italy in 2004.
In 2002, Çetinkaya became the first Turkish athlete to take part in the Winter Olympics. Competing in three Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 49th in the 30 km event at Turin in the 2006.
She was the flagbearer for Turkey in the 2010 Olympics.
- Kelime Cetinkaya at the International Ski Federation
- Turkey National Olympic Committee website (in Turkish)
- Press and Information Office of the Turkish Government website
- Turkish newspaper Milliyet (in Turkish)
- Информация на сайте Олимпиады-2010
- Информация на сайте FIS
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