List of notable or famous track and field athletes from Turkey, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in Turkey and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to Turkey. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Turkish track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from Turkey is included when available.
Polat Kemboi Arıkan and Tuğçe Şahutoğlu are included on this list.
This historic track and field athletes from Turkey list can help answer the questions "Who are some Turkish track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from Turkey?" These prominent track and field athletes of Turkey may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Turkish track and field athletes.Use this list of renowned Turkish track and field athletes to discover some new track and field athletes that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (28 items)
Aslı Çakır Alptekin
Aslı Çakır Alptekin is a Turkish female middle distance runner. A member of the Üsküdar Belediyespor in Istanbul, she is coached by her husband, runner Ihsan Alptekin. She is 168 cm tall and 50 kg. ...more
Birthplace: Antalya, Turkey
Binnaz Uslu is a retired Turkish middle-distance and long-distance runner. She was banned from sport for life in 2014, after her second doping violation. The 165 cm tall athlete at 55 kg is a member of Enkaspor athletics team, where she was coached by Yahya Sevüktekin. Uslu is a student at the Gazi Üniversitesi in Ankara. She participated at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería and won a bronze medal in 800 m with 2:02.68. In the 4×400 metres relay, she won another bronze medal with her teammates Özge Gürler, Birsen Bekgöz and Pınar Saka in 3:40.75 minutes. In 2006 at the 13th SPAR European Cross Country Championships in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy she won the gold medal in the under 23 ...more
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkeysee more on Binnaz Uslu
Birsen Yavuz-Engin, aka Birsen Yavuz or Birsen Engin, née Bekgöz, is a Turkish female track and field athlete competing in sprinting events. She is a member of Enkaspor athletics team. She studied at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus. She started her sports career in Ankara and became later a member of the club Bursa Nilüfer Belediyespor. During her time at the Near East University in Nicosia, she ran for Northern Cyprus. Yavuz is currently at Enkaspor in Istanbul. She participated at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain in the categories 200 metres, 400 m hurdles, 4x100 m relay and 4x400 m relay. She ran bronze medal with her teammates Özge Gürler, Pınar Saka ...more
Birthplace: Berlin, Germanysee more on Birsen Yavuz
Burcu Yüksel is a Turkish female high jumper. She is a member of Fenerbahçe Athletics club, where she is coached by Cüneyt Yüksel. The 180 cm tall athlete is at 57 kg. ...more
Birthplace: Mersin, Turkey