Turkish Teens Wreak Havoc On Age Records

By Retta Race on SwimSwam

The Turkish teenager stable of athletes on both the men’s and women’s sides keeps on improving, as evidenced by a couple of notable swims that took place over the weekend.

First, at a domestic event in the city of Mersin, 16-year-old Atakan Malgil did damage in the men’s long course meters 400 IM, setting a new national age record in the event.

Logging a time of 4:27.21, the Volkan Burak Tuncil-trained Malgil overtook the previous Turkish 4IM age record for 15-16-year-old boys of 4:28.36 that’s been on the books since 2018. Splitting 1:00,23/1:09,08/1:19,52/0:58,38, Malgil now owns this event’s record across the age categories of 13, 14 and 15-16.

Meanwhile, at the Zrenjanin Grand Prix Cup in Serbia, 13-year-old Demir Özdemir broke through with some big short course meters swims in his age group.

The teen fired off a time of 26.72 to place 4th in the men’s 50m backstroke, establishing a new Turkish national age record in the process. He followed suit in the 50m free, also registering a new age mark of 24.25 in the semi-final.

Finally, in the short course 100 IM, Özdemir placed 6th in the open final, scoring a new age record of 1:00.56.

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