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Merve Aydın
Personal information
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 34)
Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport Running
Event(s) 800 metres, 1500 metres
Club Galatasaray
Coached by Gülnara Mamadova
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m 53.48 (2009)
  • 800 m 2.00.33 (2008)
  • 1500 m 4.29.45 (2007)
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Turkey
World Youth Championships
Silver 2008 Bydgoszcz 800 m
European U23 Championships
Silver 2011 Ostrava 800 m
Silver 2011 Shenzhen 4x400 m relay
European Team Championships
Gold 2011 Izmir 4x400 m relay

Merve Aydın (born 17 March 1990) is a Turkish middle distance runner. She is a member of Fenerbahce athletics team. The 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) tall athlete at 58 kg (128 lb) is coached by Gülnara Mamadova.

She won a silver medal in the 2008 Bydgoszcz at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics and at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships. Merve Aydın repeated her silver medal wins in the 4 × 400 m relay event at the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen, China.

Merve Aydın qualified for participation in the 800 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was injured during the second lap of her qualifying Olympic run on 8 Aug 2012. Despite the injury she refused to withdraw and limped to the finish line coming in last in her heat to a standing ovation with a time of 3:24:35.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Turkey
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 36th (h) 800m 2:17.16
2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 800 m 2:00.92 NJ
2011 European Team Championships-First League Izmir, Turkey 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:29.40 NR
European Athletics U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 800 m 2:00.46 SB
Summer Universiade Shenzhen, China 8th 800 m 2:11.91
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:30.14
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 6th (h) 800 m 2:01.19 iNR
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