Nihan Kantarcı

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Nihan Kantarcı
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1982-07-09) July 9, 1982 (age 34)
Eskişehir, Turkey
Alma mater Anadolu University
Occupation Teacher of physical education
Years active 1996-present
Height 159 cm (5 ft 3 in) (2011)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb) (2011)
Country Turkey
Sport Shotgun shooting
Event(s) Trap, double trap
Club Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor
Coached by Diego Gasperini

Nihan Kantarcı (pronounced [ˈniːhan ˈkantaɾdʒɯ]; born July 9, 1982 in Eskişehir, Turkey) is a Turkish sport shooter who competes in the trap and double trap events. The 159 cm (5 ft 3 in) tall athlete at 72 kg (159 lb) is right handed.[1][2]

She began with shooting sport in 1996 at the Eskişehir Hunting and Shooting Sports Club. She is coached by Diego Gasperini in Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor. She serves as a teacher of physical education in a primary school at Gemlik, Bursa Province following her graduation from the Anadolu University.[2][3]

She obtained in the women's junior category a bronze medal in the trap, and a gold medal in the double trap event at the 1999 European Shooting Championships held in Poussan, France. In 2002, she became silver medalist in the junior trap event at the European Championships in Lonato, Italy.[1]

Nihan Kantarcı qualified to participate in the trap event at the 2012 Summer Olympics with her 6th place achieved at the 2011 ISSF World Cup 1 held in Sydney, Australia. She was the first ever Turkish female Olympic sport shooter along with Çiğdem Özyaman, who competed in the skeet event.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Turkey
1999 ISSF World Championships Tampere, Finland 6th J Trap
ISSF World Championships Tampere, Finland 4th J Double trap
European Championships Poussan, France 3rd J Trap
European Championships Poussan, France 1st J Double trap
2001 ISSF World Championships Cairo, Egypt 7th J Double trap
2002 ISSF World Championships Lahti, Finland 5th J Trap
European Championships Lonato, Italy 2nd J Trap
2011 ISSF World Cup 1 Sydney, Australia 6th Trap [4]
ISSF World Cup 2 Beijing, China 6th Trap [5]
ISSF World Cup Concepción, Chile 4th Trap [6]


  1. ^ a b "Portrait of the Shooyer-Kantarci Nihan". International Shooting Sport Federation. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Sporcular/Atıcılık-Nihan Kantarcı" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Nihan Kantarcı" (in Turkish). Gemlik Şehit Cemal İlköğretim Okulu. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Çiğdem Özyaman ve Nihan Kantarcı'dan bir ilk". 365 Spor (in Turkish). 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  5. ^ "ISSF World Cup Beijing 2011 Olympic Trap Women results". Olympic Clay Shooting. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  6. ^ "ISSF World Cup Concepcion 2011-Final Results Trap Women". ISSF. Retrieved 2012-06-19.