The countdown is continuing rapidly for the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival that Turkey will host the 13th edition. Hazar Karagöl who will come out on the rink in short track, is among the athletes that Turkey expects them to get medals.

Karagöl is from Erzurum and states that until Universiade 2011, he had no dreams about sports and added “I didn’t think to be an athlete until Universiade 2011 was organized in Erzurum and I never thought to be a champion one day.”

“Thousands of young people’s fate have changed like mine”

Like his life, Karagöl emphasized that thousands of young people’s fate have changed after 2011 said that “I was born in Erzurum. This city has room for improvements; it’s peaceful, nice and safe. Friendship is so much important here and is everlasting. Erzurum has the ideal conditions for winter sports. So, worldwide facilities has built for the Universiade 2011 and thousands of young’s fate have changed like mine. In every aspect, the competitions was like dream.”

“EYOF is the first step for Olympics”

16yr old national athlete said that his goal is to be at Olympics which will be organized in 2022, Beijing and added “EYOF is the first step for the athletes who aimed to be at Olympics. For the first time, I will participate at multi sports event and this will take place in my city, Erzurum. There is everything which is needed to organize EYOF in here. Perfect nature, great facilities, and high-end secured athletes Village... I will stay together with hundreds of athletes who are like a brother to me.”

 “EYOF will make thousands of young people dream”

Lastly, Hazar Karagöl who will come out on the rink for 500, 1000, 1500 metres relay race, said that:

“As an athlete from Erzurum, I would like to say, I am sure that EYOF’s being held in Erzurum will make thousands of young people dream. Thank you for making us dream about sports thanks to EYOF!”

A LIFE CHANGED BY SHORT TRACK

27.01.2017



Hazar Karagöl is one of the athletes who will represent Turkey at 13th European Youth Olympic Winter Festival. Karagöl had no dreams about sports until 2011 but today, he is one of the athletes that Turkey’s expects them to get medals at EYOF 2017.

HABER RESİMLERİ