February 16, 1991 |
|Height||169 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
Tuğba Koyuncu (née Karakaya; born February 16, 1991 in Kayseri, Turkey) is a Turkish female middle distance runner. She is a student of physical education and sports at the local Erciyes University. Karakaya was a member of the Fenerbahçe Athletics Club, where she was coached by Süleyman Altınok before she transferred to Enkaspor. The 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) tall athlete weighs 55 kg (121 lb).
She was born to Kasım Karakaya, a restaurant employee, and his wife İkbal, who both have seven children. She is the older of two sisters. She began running at the age of 12.
At the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey, she took two bronze medals, one in the 800 m and the other in the 1500 m event. At the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games held in Palembang, Indonesia, Koyuncu won also a bronze medal in the 800 m event.
|2010||World Junior Championships||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada||20th (h)||1500m||4:22.07|
|2011||European U23 Championships||Ostrava, Czech Republic||1st||1500 m||4:20.80|
|World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||8th||1500 m||4:08.14|
|2013||17th Mediterranean Games||Mersin, Turkey||3rd||800 m||2:01.74|
|3rd Islamic Solidarity Games||Palembang, Indonesia||3rd||800 m||2:09.17|
- "Tuğba sekizinci oldu". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
- "Sporcular/Atletizm-Tuğba Karakaya" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
- "Athletics-Results". The 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
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