|Full name||Ramil Eldar oğlu Quliyev|
|Born||29 May 1990|
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|Event(s)||100 metres, 200 metres|
|Coached by||Eldar Guliyev (until 2010)|
Oleg Mukhin (2010–present)
|Achievements and titles|
Ramil Guliyev (Azerbaijani: Ramil Eldar oğlu Quliyev; born 29 May 1990) is an Azerbaijani-born naturalized Turkish sprinter. He competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres events. At the 2017 World Championships, Guliyev became World Champion in the men's 200 metre race, winning Turkey's first ever gold medal in the World Championships. His club is Fenerbahçe Athletics. In 2018, he won the gold medal in the 200 m event at the European Championships.
He holds the national and national junior records in both events. He is also the 200 m European junior record holder and national junior record holder in the 60 metres. His 200 m time is the second fastest by a junior athlete, after Usain Bolt's 19.93 sec. He came second in the men's European Athletics Rising Star of the Year Award for his achievements in 2009.
Move to Turkey
In April 2011, the IAAF enacted a transfer delay in line with its international rules, banning Guliyev from representing any country other than Azerbaijan until April 2014. The runner argued that the training and financial support that he received in Turkey was significant, and that the people, language, and culture were very similar between the two countries, though his home federation remained open to him representing Azerbaijan internationally again. Following negotiations with the Azerbaijani Ministry of Youth and Sports, Guliyev confirmed his original decision not to compete for Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov explained this by Guliyev's putting forward too unreasonable financial demands for a young athlete and expressed doubt that Guliyev's representation of Turkey in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games would be successful.
After his historic success he stated that "if not for Fenerbahçe, I would have probably quit athletics a long time ago. All my achievements are thanks to my club."
|60 metres||13 January 2012||Sumy, Ukraine||6.58 NR|
|100 metres||6 July 2017||Bursa, Turkey||9.97|
|200 metres||9 August 2018||Berlin, Germany||19.76 NR, CR|
|300 metres||27 July 2016||Karlstad, Sweden||32.61|
- All information from IAAF Profile
- CR: Championship record
- Господа чиновники, извинитесь перед Рамилем Гулиевым!
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- Рамиль Гулиев завоевал вторую золотую медаль для Азербайджана на Универсиаде (in Russian)
- "Turkey win their first ever gold at World Championship". Sky Sports. 11 August 2017.
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- Mulkeen, John (2009-08-08). Men's 200m - PREVIEW Archived 2009-09-08 at WebCite. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-08.
- France's Lemaître named men's European Athletics Rising Star. European Athletics (2009-09-28). Retrieved on 2009-10-31.
- "Результаты Рамиля Гулиева за три года будут засчитываться за Азербайджан". Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- Minshull, Phil (2011-05-20). Ramil Guliyev to miss Worlds, Olympics as transfer turns sour. Universal Sports. Retrieved on 2011-05-31.
- Azad Rahimov: Guliyev Requires Too Much. 1news.az. 4 July 2012.
- "Ramil Guliyev tears up the script in 200m to eclipse Wayde van Niekerk". The Guardian. 11 August 2017.
- "Ramil Guliyev shocks Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala to win World Championships 200m final as Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake misses out". Daily Mail. 11 August 2017.
- "Ramil Guliyev: F.Bahçe olmasaydı atletizmi bırakmıştım". ensonhaber.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- European Championships 2018: Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake wins 200m silver. bbc.com. 9 August 2018.
- Чемпионат Европы без Рамиля Гулиева (in Russian)
- Azərbaycanlı sprinterin atası vəfat edib (in Azerbaijani)
- "Ramil Guliyev, Athlete Profile". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2017-08-10.