13/01/2020   Istanbul (TUR): Salih Korkmaz and Meryem Bekmez victorious in the Indoor Championships of Turkey






The Atakoy Arena in Istanbul (TUR) hosted the Indoor Championships of Turkey on Saturday 22 January 2020.

The scheduled races were walked on the classic distances of 5,000m indoors for men and 3.000m indoors for women and were open to the Senior, U20 and U18 categories.
 
 
5.000m indoor men
 
Clear victory for Salih Korkmaz (TUR) in 19:13.59. This result represents for the 23 year old Turkish who celebrated his birthday on 1.1.2020 the new personal best and it is the second indoor world performance of the 2019-2020 season on this distance behind that of Eduard Zabuzhenko (18: 53.77) obtained in Sumy ( UKR) on 21.12.2019 as well as being Turkey's new national record. The previous personal best of 19:15.67 dated back to 13.1.2019 obtained in the same system.
 
 
 

 

 

Below is his sequence on this distance in recent years
 
 

  Performance Place Date
2019/20 19:13.59 Ataköy Arena, Istanbul (TUR) 11 JAN 2020
2018/19 19:15.67 Istanbul (TUR) 13 JAN 2019
2017/18 20:00.50 Istanbul (TUR) 13 JAN 2018
2016/17 19:33.57 Istanbul (TUR) 14 JAN 2017
2015/16 20:27.59 Minsk (BLR) 27 FEB 2016
2014/15 22:23.30 Istanbul (TUR) 14 FEB 2015

 

 
 
Second place to Sahin Senoduncu (TUR) in 19:45.12 also for him new personal best. The previous of 20:20.21 dated back to 1.2.2014 obtained in the same facility.
Third place in Selman Ilhan (TUR) in 20:06.21 also for him new personal best. The previous of 20:41.961 dated back to 13.1.2019 obtained in the same facility.
 
 
5.000m indoor U20 men
 
Victory for Serhat Gunghor (TUR) in 20:44.05.
Second place to Ozgur Topsakal (TUR) in 22:30.46
Third place to Meric Atli (TUR) in 24:03.25
 
 
5,000 indoor U18 men
 
Victory for Hamza Bayraktar (TUR) in 22:20.90
Second place toMazlum Demir (TUR) in 22:57.62
Third place itp Hayrettin Yildiz (TUR) in 23:10.84
 
 
3.000m indoor women
 
Also in this race a clear victory for Meryem Bekmez (TUR) in 12: 31.08. This result represents the new personal best for the not yet twenty year old Turkish woman (born 31.7.2000) and is the best indoor world performance of the 2019-2020 season over this distance. The previous personal best of 12:35.23 dated back to 13.1.2019 obtained in the same system.
 
Second place to Kader Dost (TUR) in 13: 10.25
Third place in Merve Cetin (TUR) in 14: 45.46
 
 

  Mark Competitor Nat Venue Date
12:31.08 Meryem BEKMEZ TURTUR Ataköy Arena, Istanbul (TUR) 11 JAN 2020
12:50.69 Clemence BERETTA FRAFRA Vittel (FRA) 04 JAN 2020
12:55.99 Emilie MENUET FRAFRA Eaubonne (FRA) 04 JAN 2020
13:00.31 Evin DEMİR TURTUR Ataköy Arena, Istanbul (TUR) 11 JAN 2020
13:03.52 Mária CZAKOVÁ SVKSVK Banská Bystrica (SVK) 05 JAN 2020

 

 
 
3.000m indoor U20 women
 
Victory for Evin Demir (TUR) in 13: 00.31. Which with this result ranks second in Turkey's U20 all-time list behind Meryem Belmez (12.35.23)
Second place to Leyla Isik (TUR), very young born on 1.3.2003, which in fact is still U18 in 13.26.65.
Third place to Meric Atli (TUR) in 24:03.25
 
The result of Leyla Demis currently represents the best world performance of the U18 girls over this indoor distance
 
 

  Mark Competitor Nat Venue Date
13:26.65 Leyla IŞIK TURTUR Ataköy Arena, Istanbul (TUR) 11 JAN 2020
13:42.52 Valeriya SHOLOMITSKA UKRUKR Sumy (UKR) 21 DEC 2019
14:13.7h Anastasiya SLIVAR RUSRUS Moskva (RUS) 04 DEC 2019
14:14.14 Şükran AYAZ TURTUR Ataköy Arena, Istanbul (TUR) 11 JAN 2020
14:14.29 Elvina CARRE FRAFRA Vittel (FRA) 04 JAN 2020

 

 
 
3.000 indoor U18 women
 
Victory for Suran Ayaz (TUR) in 14:14.14
Second place to Aysenur Buse Gunaslan (TUR) in 14:40.33
Third place to Elif Nur Ozbey (TUR) in 14: 23.68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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