Nora Ivanova

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Nora Ivanova
Нора Иванова
Personal information
Nationality  Austria  Turkey  Bulgaria
Born (1977-06-01) June 1, 1977 (age 40)
Bulgaria
Residence Vienna, Austria
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb) (2001)
Sport
Sport Sprint
Club LCC Wien, Fenerbahçe Athletics
Coached by Konstantin Milanov
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Nora Ivanova (Bulgarian: Нора Иванова, born June 1, 1977), aka Nora Ivanova-Güner and later Nora Ivanova-Edletzberger, is a female sprinter of Bulgarian origin, who competed for Turkey before she obtained Austrian citizenship.[1]

Running for Bulgaria[edit]

Nora Ivanova won the silver medal in 100 m and the gold medal in 200 m at the 1995 European Athletics Junior Championships held in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. She was the gold medalist in the 100 m event and the bronze medalist in the 200 m event at the 1996 World Junior Championships held in Sydney, Australia.[1] In 1997, she won the gold medal in 100 m at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Turku, Finland.

Ivanova became in 1996 national champion in 100 m with 11.46,[2] and in 1997 in indoor 60 m with 7.35.[3]

Turkish citizen[edit]

During the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece, she met Turkish high jumper Kemal Güner of Fenerbahçe Athletics. The couple married in 1999. She became a Turkish citizen and converted to Islam adopting the Turkish name Nur Güner. However, she became known further as Nora Güner.[4] The 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) tall athlete at 58 kg (128 lb) competed for Fenerbahçe Athletics.[5]

Nora Ivanova-Güner won the gold medal for Turkey in women's 200 m with 23.13 at the 55th Balkan Games held in Kavala, Greece.[6] The next year, she earned two gold medals, one in 100 m and the other in 200 m at the 2001 Mediterranean Games held in Tunis, Tunisia.

As she had to care for her sick father Vladimir, she lived most of the time in Sofia apart from her husband. Kemal applied and obtained a residence permission to live in Bulgaria.[7] In 2002, she decided to divorce and return to Bulgaria forever due to financial problems arisen through lack of sponsorships.[8] After living with her husband in Sofia for a while, the couple divorced. She, however, continued to compete for Turkey.[9]

She is the Turkey's national record holder in 100 m with 11.25 (2001) and 200 m with 22.71 (2002).[10][unreliable source?]

Austrian citizen[edit]

Nora Ivanova obtained the Austrian citizenship in June 2006 adopting the family name Edletzberger.[1][11] She became Austrian champion in 100 m and 200 m in 2007.[12][13] She is a member of the club LCC Wien, where she is coached by Konstantin Milanov.[14]

Achievements[edit]

100 m[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 2nd 11.58
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 11.32
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 1st 11.50 (wind: 1.6m/s)
Representing  Turkey
2001 14th Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 1st 11.25 NR
Representing  Austria
2007 Austrian National Championships Feldkirch-Gisingen, Austria 1st 11.87

200 m[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 8th (h)[15] 24.14 (wind: +1.0m/s)
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 1st 23.44
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 3rd 23.59 (wind: -2.2m/s)
Representing  Turkey
2000 55th Balkan Games Kavala, Greece 1st 23.13
2001 14th Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 1st 22.86
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 4th 23.08
Representing  Austria
2007 Austrian National Championships Feldkirch-Gisingen, Austria 1st 23.51

4×100m relay[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Bulgaria
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th 45.22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Edletzbeger Nora". IAAF. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Bulgarian Championships". GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Indoor Championships". GBR Athletcis. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Pistte aşk". Hürriyet Spor (in Turkish). 1999-05-27. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Nora Ivanova-Güner". IAAF. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Balkan Games 2000-Results Women". Athletix. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Aşkın pasaportu yok". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2002-01-05. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  8. ^ Demirbilek, Celal (2002-07-24). "Açlıktan kaçtı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  9. ^ Koryürek, Cüneyt E. (2003-03-14). "Kimin umurunda?". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  10. ^ "200 Meters: Women's National Records". Yahoo Voices. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  11. ^ "Profile of Nora Ivanova-Edletzberger". All Athletics. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  12. ^ "Staatsmeisterschaften in Gisingen – Bianca Dürr holt drei Mal Silber!" (in German). TS-Bregenz-Stadt. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  13. ^ "Österr. Staatsmeisterschaften Feldkirch-Gisingen 30.06.2007 - 01.07.2007" (in German). Österreichischer Leichtathletik-Verband. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  14. ^ "Athletendetails: Ivanova-Edletzberger Nora" (in German). Österreichischer Leichtathletik-Verband. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  15. ^ Disqualified in the quarterfinal.