Zubeyde Supurgeci
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Zubeyde Supurgeci

  • Turkey
  • Paralympic Champion

Biography

Zübeyde Süpürgeci (born July 20, 1993) is a Turkish female Paralympian athlete competing in the T54 disability class events of 100m, 400m and 800m as well as T53/T54 class 4×400m relay event.

Early years

Zübeyde Süpürgeci was born on July 20, 1993. She is a disabled from birth. Until the age of 16, she did not even want to go out. She discovered a new world when people around her took her to the Disableds' Palace of Bağcılar Municipality. Her younger brother Muhammet is disabled-born as she is.

Sporting career

Süpürgeci started with para athletics in 2011. She began her sporting career through her coach Omer Cantay. In 2012, she was admitted to the para-athletics team of Bağcılar Belediyesi Disabled SK in Istanbul.

In 2012, she captured the gold medal in the 100m T54 event at the Czech Open - Athletics tournament held in Olomouc. She became bronze medalist in the 100m T54 event at the 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships in Stadskanaal, Netherlands.

Süpürgeci finished the women's wheelchair category of the 2013 Istanbul Marathon at second place in 2:58:30 following her clubmate Hamide Kurt.

She took the bronze medal in the 100m T54 event at the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom.

At the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, she won the gold medal in the 100m T54 and the silver medal in the 200m T54event.

At the 8th FAZAA leg of the IPC Athletics 2016 Grand Prix in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was a 2016 Paralympics qualifier, she won the bronze medal in the 200m T54 event and the gold medal in the 400m T54 event. She became bronze medalist in the 100m T54 and silver medalist in the 4x400m relay T53/T54 event of the 2016 IPC Grand Prix.

Süpürgeci competed at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She won the gold medal in the 800 m T54 event at the 2018 Mediterranean Games held in Tarragona, Spain.

Awards

  • 2018 - Gold medal at the Women's 200m T54 Final at the Paralympic Games, held in Berlin.
  • 2018 - Gold medal in the 800 m T54 event at the Mediterranean Games held in Tarragona, Spain.
  • 2016 - Bronze medalist in the 100m T54 event of the IPC Grand Prix.
  • 2016 - Silver medalist in the 4x400m relay T53/T54 event of the IPC Grand Prix.
  • 2016 - Bronze medal in the 200m T54 event at the 8th FAZAA leg of the IPC Athletics 2016 Grand Prix in Dubai, UAE
  • 2016 - Gold medal in the 400m T54 event at the 8th FAZAA leg of the IPC Athletics 2016 Grand Prix in Dubai, UAE
  • 2016 - Silver medal in the 200m T54 at the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto, Italy
  • 2016 - Gold medal in the 100m T54 at the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto, Italy
  • 2012 - Bronze medal in the 100m T54 event at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Stadskanaal, Netherlands.
  • 2012 - Gold medal in the 100m T54 event at the Czech Open
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