Nuray Levent

Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began weightlifting in 2013.
Why this sport?
Weightlifting coach Yasin Aydin encouraged her to start weightlifting because he thought her physique was suitable for the sport. "I was playing football with my friends by the side of the gym. Trainer Yasin Aydin came to me and asked me to try weightlifting. I went to the gym for a day or two. Later my father convinced me to try the sport, saying that they were with me."
Name of coach
Yasin Aydin [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2017 World Youth Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. (haberturk.com, 08 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (haberler.com, 21 Jul 2018)
Other information
IDENTIFYING TALENT
Coach Yasin Aydin said he recognised her potential from the moment he first saw her. "I saw Nuray playing football and I was enchanted by the way she kicked the ball. I liked it. I realised that the country had got such a fine athlete. We went to her house and convinced her. We have gained a good talent. Hopefully the future is good." (haberler.com, 21 Jul 2018)

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