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BOLUKBASI Ibrahim
Turkey
TUR
IbrahimBOLUKBASI
Date of Birth01/12/1990 - PASINLER (TUR)
Age24
Height187 cm/6'2"
Weight97kg/213lbs
GenderM

Profile

NicknameIbo
School, university-
Started competing2014
Language(s) spokenTurkish
Club nameEGO Sports Club
CoachHakan Ilikan
Hobbies

Horse riding

Major sporting achievements

2012 OG (London) - 5th

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

2012 OG (London) - 5th

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Ibrahim comes from the Eastern part of Turkey, Erzurum. He started wrestling when he was 10 years old and competed in several national wrestling championships. He was invited when he was 16 years old for the first national team duty, then he continued with wrestling and eventually competed at the 2012 London Olympics, where he finished 5th in the 84 kg freestyle category. When he was 17, eye problems were discovered due to the genetic disease retinitis pigmentosa. Then he decided to compete with visually impaired judo competitions as well. His first international experience in judo was at the IBSA World Judo Championships, where he finished 3rd. He is looking forward to winning gold medal (s) in future competitions.

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