Family Partner Andrea Baldini
Residence Istanbul, TUR
Occupation Athlete, Engineer
Languages English, Turkish
Higher education Industrial Engineering - Ozyegin University: Istanbul, TUR
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2004.
Why this sport? She was encouraged to take up the sport by her family.
Club / Team Marmara Eskrim Kulubu: Turkey
Name of coach Andrea Baldini [partner], ITA
Nicknames Iros (baku2015.com, 24 Jun 2015)
Hobbies Dancing, swimming, tennis, watching films. (baku2015.com, 24 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games. (onedio.com, 19 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol Her mother Nili Drori. (dailysabah.com, 12 Jul 2016)
Famous relatives Her sister Merve Karamete has represented Turkey in fencing, and finished 27th in foil at the 2017 World Cup event in Antalya, Turkey. Her mother Nili Drori is a former fencer who competed at the Olympic Games twice with the Israeli national fencing team. Her father Mehmet has coached the German national fencing team. Her partner Andrea Baldini has represented Italy in fencing, winning silver in team foil at the 2016 European Championships in Torun, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Jul 2018; Instagram profile, 01 Jul 2018; dailysabah.com, 12 Jul 2016; onedio.com, 19 Apr 2016; paratripost.com, 19 Jun 2015)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (dailysabah.com, 12 Jul 2016)
Other information ENDING THE WAIT
She became the first Turkish fencer in 32 years to compete at the Olympic Games when she participated in individual foil at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Jul 2018)
She studied a master's degree in global market management at Boston University in the United States of America. (pianetascherma.com, 19 Jul 2018; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2018)
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