19-year-old visually impaired Mizgin Zilan Ağahatun, who supported his father, who was an apartment worker in Diyarbakır, in his studies, became the champion of Turkey in judo and weightlifting.
19-year-old Mizgin Zilan Ağahatun, who was born visually impaired and supported his father, who was an apartment worker in Diyarbakır, in his job, became the champion of Turkish in judo and weightlifting. Ağahatun, who was discovered by Kayapınar Municipality Disabled Sports Club President Mehmet Emin Erdoğan during his secondary school education, in judo and weightlifting, closed himself at home after graduating from secondary school due to the difficulties he experienced due to his disability.
Ağahatun, who distributed bread, cleaned the building and the site, and collected garbage, did not interrupt his education at the sports facilities affiliated to the Provincial Directorate of Youth and Sports in this process, which continued his high school education openly. Turkey Blind Judo Championship held in Karaman in 2019. With this success, Ağahatun’s self-confidence increased. The young athlete, who also started to improve herself in weightlifting, which she was interested in, won the gold medal in the young women’s 70 kilos at the Turkey Visually Impaired Weightlifting Championship held on 29-31 July 2022. earning.
“My world lit up with sports”
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Mizgin Zilan Ağahatun said that he did not meet with many people before he was interested in sports, he had no friends and he always spent time alone. My self-confidence has increased, my family ties have improved. I realized that I could achieve something. Ağahatun said that when he won a medal, the perspective of those around him changed and he saw that he and those around him could achieve something. Expressing that everyone congratulated him, Ağahatun said, “No one gave the support given by my family. Ağahatun said that he helped his father with health problems in his work, collected garbage, distributed bread, cleaned the flat, watered the garden. Stating that he continued in two branches, Ağahatun emphasized that he was the winner and said, “I will continue to do sports in both branches. I will sail to better achievements, I will achieve better things. I want to be the first in the world in weightlifting, participate in the Olympics in judo and represent my country.”
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