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In cooperation with the Accessible Education Foundation and Istanbul Kent University, we will talk with our Paralympic Athletes about their inspiring struggles as part of the 3 December World Disabled Awareness Day event.

prof. Dr. We look forward to welcoming all our students to the panel moderated by Dilara Özer.

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Panelists:

Ayşegül Wrestlers

The athlete, who took a gun in his hand at the request of his father at the shooting range in İzmir in 2013, attracted the attention of the trainers with his talents. Ayşegül Pehlivanlar, who clings to life again with sports, rose to the national team in 2015 with her performance in a short time. After being selected for the national team, he represented Turkey in international tournaments held in Croatia, Australia and the USA. At the International Paralympic Committee Shooting World Cup held in the USA, the air pistol won the gold medal in the 10 meters and received the Rio visa. He won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. He continued these successes in the following years and in 2017, he became the owner of the final record in the world championship in Croatia.

Korhan Yamac

Korhan Yamaç graduated from the Turkish Military Academy in 1993 as a lieutenant. He completed his master's degree in Business Administration at Başkent University in 2002. He retired from the Turkish Armed Forces in 2004 as Ohal Veteran at his own request.

Yamaç's sports history dates back to 1985. 10m in shooting sport. Air Gun, 25m. Sport Pistol and 50m. He participated in competitions in Free Pistol branches, became the champion of Turkey 30 times and the owner of the Turkish record 11 times. He won 49 medals for his country in international competitions.

Yamaç lost his right foot by stepping on a mine during a military operation in 1995. Since 2002, he has been participating in Shooting competitions within the body of the Physically Disabled Sports Federation. At the Paralympic Games held in Athens in 2004, 50m. 3rd place in Free Pistol, 25m. He achieved the 1st place by breaking the Final World and Paralympic records in the Sport Pistol branch and became the first athlete to win a medal in Turkey's Paralympic Games. He carried the torch in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and in the 1st Black Sea Games in 2007. 10m at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. He got 2nd place in the pistol branch.

Yamaç is married and has two children.

Elif İldem:

Born in 1995, Elif İldem graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University as the first in the faculty and the 3rd in the university in 2017. He completed his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology at Bahçeşehir University in 2019. She volunteered in many projects, especially children, women and violence. İldem, who speaks advanced English, has been a volunteer of the Foundation for Children with Leukemia (LÖSEV) since 2015. İldem has ranked first in the Turkish Physically Handicapped Swimming Championships between 2015-2019. İldem, who also won the first place in the World and European Swimming competitions, made it to the finals of the World Paralympic Swimming Championships (2019) and got the right to participate in the Paralympic games to be held in Tokyo (2021).

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Dilara Ozer

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Time: 20.30

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