2/20/10

Turkish star dazzles on the ice

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Ladies Figure Skating: Tugba Karademir (Turkey)
Born in 1985in Turkey. Age 24.
Tugba became the first figure skating athlete to represent Turkey at the Olympic Games. She represented Turkey as a womens single figure skating contender at the 2006 Torino Olympic Winter Games. She finished in 21st place out of 24.
Tugba began skating at the age of 5 in Turkey. As she continued skating Tugba yearned to become like the famous skater, Katarnia Witt, and dreamed of being able to be in the spotlight some day. Her parents acknowledged her talent and to improve her inadequate training environment (inadequate coaches and lack of training time) they decided to move her training base to Barrie, Ontario in Canada. Her parents have dedicated their life to support her and Tugbas growth and talents were proven by the fact that she received an offer to represent Canada. However, Tugba refused this offer and chose to represent Turkey. With love for her country in her heart, Tugba aims to make the top ranks.
Source: One Winter Five Dreams