Oğuzhan Tüzün biography

Oğuzhan Tüzün

Olympic athlete

1982 –

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Who is Oğuzhan Tüzün?

Oğuzhan Tüzün is a Turkish sport shooter competing in the trap event. The 1.87 m tall athlete at 121 kg is a member of İstanbul Hunting and Shooting Sports Club and is coached by Diego Gasperini.

Tüzün started sport shooting with his father's encouragement in 1996 at the age of 15. His father Özer Tüzün, a dentist, is a passionate hunter and shooter, who personally coaches his son. Oğuzhan Tüzün works as a teacher following his graduation from the Sports Academy in physical education and sports.

He became already Turkish champion in the cadets category in 1997. At the age of 18, he participated at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia placing 30th.

He won the silver medal in the junior category at the 2002 ISSF World Shooting Championships in Lahti, Finland. Tüzün represented Turkey at the 2004 Summer Olympics without advancing to the final. He placed 4th at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almeria, Spain. In 2009, he won the bronze medal at the World Shotgun Championships held in Maribor, Slovenia.

Tüzün became gold medalist at the 2010 ISSF World Cup Final held in Izmir, Turkey and repeated his success at the 2011 ISSF World Cup in Concepción, Chile. This result brought him the qualification to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Born
Oct 20, 1982
Istanbul
Also known as
  • Champion
Parents
Nationality
  • Turkey
Profession
Lived in
  • Istanbul

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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