Nevin Yanıt

Nevin Yanıt
Nevin Yanıt

Yanıt at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Nationality Turkey
Born 16 February 1986 (1986-02-16) (age 25)
Mersin, Turkey
Height 1.65 m (5.4 ft)[1]
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)[1]
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres hurdles
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100m hurdles: 12.63

Nevin Yanıt, (born February 16, 1986 in Mersin) is a Turkish female sprinter competing in hurdling, especially in 100 m hurdles. Currently, she is majoring in Physical Education at Mersin University,[2] and a member of the Fenerbahçe S.K. athletics club.[3][4] She is also the current holder of both 60 m hurdles and 100 m hurdles national records.



Yanıt competed between 2007-2008 for Vestel Athletics.[5] In 2008, she joined Fenerbahçe Athletics.


Yanıt won the silver medal at the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand.[2]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, she ran at the semifinals in the 100 m hurdles, an achievement no Turkish athlete had ever succeeded before in short-distance track events at the Olympics.

Yanıt participated at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy and won the gold medal in women's 100 m hurdles. She was the winner in the 100 m hurdles at the European Cup First League Group B held on June 18, 2006 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

At 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, she won the gold medal by breaking the 100 m hurdles national record with 12.63 s just edging favourites, Derval O'Rourke and Carolin Nytra.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th (h) 4x100m relay 46.32
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 9th (h) 60m hurdles 8.11
European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 1st 100m hurdles 12.93
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 2nd 100m hurdles 13.07
World Championships Osaka, Japan 12th (sf) 100m hurdles 12.85
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 14th (sf) 60m hurdles 8.19
Olympic Games Beijing, China 14th (sf) 100m hurdles 13.28
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 1st 100m hurdles 13.08
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 100m hurdles 12.89
World Championships Berlin, Germany 15th (sf) 100m hurdles 12.99
2010 European Athletics Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 100m hurdles 12.63
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 6th 100m hurdles 13.27
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 22nd (sf) 100m hurdles 13.31


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