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Tunay Simsek


SportShort Track
Born08 Dec 1999 in Izmit 
ResidenceErzurum, TUR
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Turkish
Higher educationSport Studies, Teaching - Erzurum Technical University: Turkey
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.570 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:24.575 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains six days a week, and is on the ice for two to three hours each morning. He also cycles as part of his physical training.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe initially began short track to improve his ice hockey skills, but decided to pursue the sport further after winning a race at his first competition.  
Name of coachArtur Sultangaliyev [national], KAZ  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2011 in Izmit, Turkey.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolDutch short track skater Sjinkie Knegt. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesHe has broken his teeth during his career. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 22 Oct 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay10  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay16  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m22  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m27  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m29  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m30  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m30  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m31  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall33  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall33  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall33  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m34  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m34  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m36  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m37  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall40  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m45  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall48  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall68  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall71  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay14  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay15  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m16  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay16  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m30  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m33  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m36  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m36  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m37  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m39  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m39  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m40  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m44  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m45  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m45  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m46  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m46  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m47  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m48  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m48  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m53  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m64  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m65  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m69  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m87  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m92  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m95  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m98  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m99  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m107  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m117  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m118  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m122  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m131