Nimet Karakuş

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Nimet Karakuş
Nimet Karakuş 2012.jpg
Nimet Karakuş at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
NationalityTurkey
Born (1993-01-23) January 23, 1993 (age 26)
Korkuteli, Antalya Province, Turkey
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
ClubFenerbahçe Athletics
Coached byAlper Başyiğit
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m 11.33 (2012)
  • 200 m 23.40 (2013)

Nimet Karakuş, (born January 23, 1993 in Korkuteli, Antalya Province, Turkey) is a Turkish female sprinter competing in the 100 m and 200 m events.[1] The 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) tall athlete at 64 kg (141 lb) is a member of Fenerbahçe Athletics, where she is coached by Alper Başyiğit.[2][3][4]

Born to Bayram Karakuş and his wife Hatice in the outskirts of Antalya, she was discovered at the age of eleven as a sprinter. She won several races in her age category and became soon a national athlete.[1]

She qualified to participate in the 100 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics by improving her national record for juniors from 11.53 to 11.33.[5]

AT the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games held in Palembang, Indonesia, Karakuş won a silver medal in the 100 m event and a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay with her teammates Saliha Özyurt, Birsen Engin and Sema Apak.[6]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2008 International Youth Match Antalya, Turkey 5th 100 m 12.67 J[7]
5th 200 m 26.56 J[7]
2010 Balkan Youth Championships Edirne, Turkey 2nd 100 m 12.25 J[8]
2nd 4 × 100 m 48.27 J[8]
World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 30th (h) 100m 12.33 (wind: +0.3 m/s)
22nd (sf) 200m 24.36 (wind: +1.6 m/s)
2012 Balkan Junior Championships Eskişehir, Turkey 1st 100 m 11.33 J
World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 100 m 11.36 J
2013 17th Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 3rd 200 m 23.40
3rd Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 2nd 100 m 12.11
1st 4 × 100 m relay 46.59

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halis, Müjgan (2007-04-29). "Antalya'nın rüzgâr kızı: Nimet". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  2. ^ "Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatinda-Atletizm-Nimet Karakuş" (in Turkish). GSB. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  3. ^ "European Athletics Junior Championships Tallinn/EST". European Athletics. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  4. ^ "Karakuş'tan Çetinkaya ziyaret" (in Turkish). Türk Atletizm. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  5. ^ "Balkan Gençler Rekorla Başladı" (in Turkish). Türkiye Atletizm Federasyonu. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  6. ^ "Athletics-Results". The 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games. Archived from the original on 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  7. ^ a b "International Youth Match 2008". IAAF. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  8. ^ a b "Balkan Youth Championships 2010". Atletizm. Archived from the original on 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-06-24.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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