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100th post of Muslim Women in Sports Blog: On Tugba Karademir




Tuğba Karademir (born on March 17, 1985 in Ankara, Turkey), is a Turkish figure skater. She was the flag-bearer for Turkey at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where she placed 21st.

Career

Karademir started skating at the age of 5, with her kindergarten class, right after the first ice rink opened in Turkey in 1990. At eight years old she competed for the first time internationally for Turkey. In 1995, she won a gold medal at a novice competition at the Balkan Games and a silver medal in the Netherlands.
Turkey had only one ice rink then, and no professional skating coaches. In 1996 her parents decided to move the family to Canada, where she could train seriously. She began training with Robert Tebby at the Mariposa School of Skating.
At the 2006 European Figure Skating Championships, Karademir placed 13th. She then went on to become the first figure skater from Turkey to compete in the Olympic Winter games. She was the flag bearer for Turkey during the opening ceremony. She scored a personal best of 44.2 points in the short program. Combined with her 79.44 points in the free program, she placed 21st overall with a total of 123.64 points.
At the 2006 World Figure Skating Championships, Karademir placed 18th with her highest finish to date at that event. In the long program, she finished 16th, giving her the 18th overall finish.
At the 2007 European Figure Skating Championships she achieved a new personal best in her short program and placed 10th overall.
In June 2006, Tuğba Karademir was transferred by the Kocaeli Kağıtspor.[1]

[edit]Competitive highlights

[edit]Post-2003

Event2003-20042004-20052005-20062006-20072007-20082008-20092009-2010
Winter Olympic Games

21st



World Championships35th27th18th27th27th21st
European Championships23rd19th13th10th11th10th12th
Skate America



9th11th12th
Skate Canada International


11th


NHK Trophy


10th


Golden Spin of Zagreb17th9th

5th
4th
Ondrej Nepela Memorial

4th

2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy



11th14th
Winter Universiade


14th
11th
Karl Schäfer Memorial9th4th9th11th


[edit]Pre-2003

Event1994-19951995-19961996-19972000-20012001-20022002-2003
World Championships




30th
European Championships



27th27th
Turkish Championships1st2nd2nd


Canadian Championships


5th J.

Nebelhorn Trophy




11th
Golden Spin of Zagreb




7th
Balkan Games1st2nd2nd


  • J = Junior level
Source: Wikipedia
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