Özlem Yasemin Taşkın

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Özlem Yasemin Taşkın
Personal information
Full nameÖzlem Yasemin Taşkın
National team Turkey
Born (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 34)
Istanbul, Turkey
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
ClubGalatasaray Spor Kulübü[1]
CoachYılmaz Özüak[1]

Özlem Yasemin Taşkın (born October 28, 1985) is a Turkish former swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events.[2] She is a five-time Turkish champion in the 200 and 400 m freestyle, and a member of Galatasaray Swimming Team, under her coach Yılmaz Özüak.[1]

Taskin qualified for the women's 400 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She eclipsed a FINA B-standard entry time of 4:23.69 from the Turkish Open Championships in Izmir.[3] She challenged five other swimmers on the first heat, including two-time Olympians Pilin Tachakittiranan of Thailand and Ivanka Moralieva of Bulgaria. She raced to fourth place by 0.46 of a second behind Tachakittiranan in 4:24.08. Parshina failed to reach into the top 8 final, as she placed thirty-fifth overall in the preliminaries.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Umut var, iddia yok" [There is hope, do not argue] (in Turkish). Milliyet. 7 August 2004. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Özlem Yasemin Taşkın". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's 400m Freestyle Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "Women's 400 Freestyle Prelims: France's Manaudou Powers to 4:06.76 to Lead a Fast, Wide-Open Field for the Final". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 26 April 2013.