Turkish triathlete Uğurcan Özer has made headlines for his impressive performance in the paratriathlon World Cup held in Hungary. Despite falling due to the rain during the cycling stage of the race, Uğurcan recovered in a short time and completed the stage in fourth place. He went on to finish the entire race in 59 minutes and 12 seconds, completing the swimming stage in 10.31, the cycling stage in 29.47, and the running stage in 17.19.
According to a statement from the Turkish Triathlon Federation, Uğurcan’s performance has improved his place in the world rankings. Mert Onaran, coach of the national team, praised Uğurcan’s achievement, stating that he is getting closer to his goal of participating in the Paralympics. The coach also noted that Uğurcan has won points in races for the last two years, demonstrating his consistent success.
Had it not been for the accident and the time lost during the cycling stage, Uğurcan would have finished the race in second place after the paralympic champion Martin Schulz. Currently ranked 11th in the world rankings, Uğurcan is expected to climb higher with the points earned from participating in the European Championship.
With his impressive performance, Uğurcan has further cemented his position as a rising star in the world of paratriathlon. His determination and resilience in overcoming obstacles serve as an inspiration to athletes around the world.