Ibrahim Arat

Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Turkish
Higher education
Physical Education - Dumlupinar University: Kutahya, TUR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began going to the gym in 2005 following encouragement from his family. He then began weightlifting after meeting trainer Selim Savas.
Why this sport?
He began weightlifting in order to contribute more to his family. "At a young age, I had financial and spiritual family problems. I went to school in the morning to contribute to my family's livelihood, and in the afternoon I was a shoe shiner. I would go to the barbell hall in the evenings where coach Selim Savas discovered me. I started weightlifting with his support."
Club / Team
Egitim Gucu Spor Kulubu: Sanliurfa, TUR
Name of coach
Seda Arat [club]
General Interest
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (medyaege.com.tr, 20 Jan 2018)
Other information
SANCTION
He qualified to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but was removed from the Turkish team on the eve of the Games after failing a doping test. He served a two-year ban before returning to sport in July 2014. (iwf.net, 23 Jul 2014; espn.go.com, 27 Jul 2012)

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