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Elvan Abeylegesse

Full name: Elvan Abeylegesse
Other name(s): Elvan Can, Hewan Abeye
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (159 cm)
Weight: 88 lbs (40 kg)
Born: September 11, 1982 in Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Affiliations: Enka Spor Kulubü, İstanbul (TUR)
Country: TUR Turkey
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Adopted Turkish nationality on 2 July 1999.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:58.28 (2004), 5000 – 14:24.68 (2004); 10000 – 29:56.34 (2008).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Turkey TUR 8
2004 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Women's 5,000 metres Turkey TUR 12
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Women's 5,000 metres Turkey TUR 2 Silver
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Women's 10,000 metres Turkey TUR 2 Silver

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
2004 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Turkey Final 8 4:00.67
2004 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Turkey Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 4:07.10
2004 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Turkey Round One Heat One 5 QU 4:06.42

Women's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) SP
2004 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Turkey Final 12 15:12.64
2004 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Turkey Round One Heat Two 2 QU 14:54.80
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Turkey Final 2 15:42.74 3
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Turkey Round One Heat Two 5 QU 14:58.79 2

Women's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) SP
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Athletics Turkey Final Standings 2 29:56.34 31