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Göksu Üçtaş Şanlı
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Üçtaş at the 2012 Olympics

Country represented

Flag of Turkey Turkey

Born

August 30 1990 (1990-08-30) (age 26)
Şahinbey, Gaziantep, Turkey

Height

5 ft. 3 in.

Coach(es)

Mergül Güler

Current status

Active

Göksu Üçtaş Şanlı (born August 30, 1990 in Şahinbey, Gaziantep Province, Turkey) is a Turkish female artistic gymnast. She is coached by Mergül Güler. She graduated 2011 as a teacher of physical education and sports from the Abant Izzet Baysal University in Bolu Province.

Career

2009-2010

She won the silver medal in the vault event at the 2009 Mediterranean Games held in Pescara, Italy. In 2010, Üçtaş won the bronze medal in the floor exercise event at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup A held in Doha, Qatar. At the World Cup in Artistic Gymnastics-Grand Prix Ostrava 2010 in the Czech Republic, she won gold medal in the floor exercise, silver medal in the balance beam and silver medal in the vault event.

2012

She qualified to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics as the first ever Olympic gymnast from Turkey. Due to an injury suffered during a training prior to the Olympics, she could compete in the balance beam event only. With 11.333 points, Üçtaş ranked 77th, and did not advance to the final.

2016-2017

Though it appeared she retired after the Olympics, Üçtaş resurfaced at the Mersin World Cup in July 2016, winning gold on floor exercise in front of the home crowd. She continued to compete the year after, placing fifth on floor and seventh on beam at the Baku World Cup in March, and fifth on floor and sixth on beam at the Doha World Cup in April.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2009Pescara Mediterranean Games2nd
2010Doha World Cup3rd
Ostrava Grand Prix2nd2nd1st
2016Mersin World Cup1st
2017Baku World Cup75
Doha World Cup65

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