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Nimet Karakuş

Olympic athlete from Turkey

Nimet Karakuş, (born January 23, 1993 in Korkuteli, Antalya Province, Turkey) is a Turkish female sprinter competing in the 100 m and 200 m events. The 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) tall athlete at 64 kg (140 lb) is a member of Fenerbahçe Athletics, where she is coached by Alper Başyiğit. Born to Bayram Karakuş and his wife Hatice in the outskirts of Antalya, she was discovered at the age of eleven as a sprinter. She won several races in her age category and became soon a national athlete. She qualified to participate in the 100 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics by improving her national record for juniors from 11.53 to 11.33.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1993-01-23
Place of birth
Korkuteli
Nationality
Turkey
Parents
Bayram Karakuş, Hatice Karakuş
Profession
Track and field athlete

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