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Emre SAKÇI
Sport Swimming
NOC Turkey   
GenderMen
Born15 Nov 1997 in Izmir, TUR
Height2.03 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Izmir, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Turkish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age three in Izmir, Turkey.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in a swimming course to help him overcome his fear of water. "When I was little, I almost drowned. I couldn't even take a shower because I was afraid of water. That's why I started swimming."
Club / Team
Fenerbahce SK: Istanbul, TUR
Name of coach
Turker Oktay [club]; Bahar Oktay [club]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke at the 2019 European Short Course Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (fanatik.com.tr, 17 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you want to be successful in something, you have to dedicate yourself and place it at the centre of your life." (aa.com.tr, 17 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named 2020 Male Breakout Swimmer of the Year by swimming website SwimSwam in its Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 31 Dec 2020)

He received the Special Award in the swimming category at the 2020 Giants of the Sports event in Turkey. (aa.com.tr, 28 Jul 2020; spor.haber7.com, 28 Jul 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 59.87
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
40 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 24.16
10 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.37
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Breaststroke 27.17
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 50.24
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 22.54
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:02.15
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.90
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 50.01
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.93
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Breaststroke  DSQ
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Breaststroke  DSQ
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.38
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.55
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.15
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.38
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 25.89
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.66
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.76
9 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.38
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley  DSQ
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:01.77
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 28.28
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 49.76
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 22.45
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.00
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 27.76
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 28.42
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 23.10
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 50.33
Heats 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:18.66
Heats 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 56.25
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 25.39
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.44
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.36
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:26.61
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.46
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle  DNS
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 56.58
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 25.82
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.82
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.19
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.66
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.38
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.60
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.18
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.46
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Breaststroke 28.03
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle 21.57
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Breaststroke 1:02.05
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Freestyle 47.92
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Individual Medley 54.92
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.27
7 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.62
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 27.72
3 2019 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:33.74
7 2019 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.77