Tuğba Koyuncu

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Tuğba Koyuncu
Personal information
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1991-02-16) February 16, 1991 (age 26)
Kayseri, Turkey
Height 169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport Middle-distance
Club Enkaspor
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 800 m 2:01.78 (2011)
  • 1500 m 4:03.41 (2011)
  • 3000 m 9:23.65 (2010)

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.[1] The 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) tall athlete weighs 55 kg (121 lb).[2]

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.[1]

She won a silver medal in 1500 m event at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Koyuncu competed at the 1500 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics[2] where she failed to reach the semifinals.

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.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Turkey
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 20th (h) 1500m 4:22.07
14th 3000m 9:23.65
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 1500 m 4:06.22
3rd Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 3rd 800 m 2:09.17


  1. ^ a b "Tuğba sekizinci oldu". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Sporcular/Atletizm-Tuğba Karakaya" (in Turkish). Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı-Türk Sporcular 2012 Londra Olimpiyatlarında. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Athletics-Results". The 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 

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