Muharrem Korhan Yamaç

Muharrem Korhan Yamaç (born October 31, 1972 in Edirne, Turkey) is a Paralympics, world and European champion disabled sport shooter from Turkey competing in the air pistol events of 10m, 25m and 50m.[1]

Muharrem Korhan Yamaç
Personal information
Born (1972-10-31) October 31, 1972 (age 49)
Edirne, Turkey
Event(s)10m air pistol SH1
ClubAğasar Sport Club
Coached byNevzat Yamaç
Medal record
Representing  Turkey
Summer Paralympics
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Mixed sport pistol SH1
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Men's 10m air pistol SH1
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Mixed free pistol SH1
IPC World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Zagreb 50m free pistol
IPC World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2010 Antalya 10m air pistol P1
Gold medal – first place 2011 Alicante 10m air pistol SH1
Gold medal – first place 2012 Antalya 10m air pistol P1
IPC European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Poland 50m free pistol
Silver medal – second place 2003 Czech Rep 25m free pistol
Silver medal – second place 2007 Germany 25m air pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Czech Rep 50m free pistol
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Poland 25m sport pistol
Updated on 30 August 2012.

He was an army officer at the rank of a lieutenant as he stepped onto a land mine and lost his right foot.[2]

Yamaç competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics winning a gold and a bronze medal. At the 2008 Summer Paralympics, he was the flagbearer of his nation.

He won gold, silver and bronze medals at world and European events. He qualified again for his third time participation at the Summer Paralympics.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Turkey
2003 IPC European Championships Czech Republic 2nd 25m free pistol [1]
3rd 50m free pistol [1]
2004 Paralympics Athens, Greece 3rd Mixed free pistol SH1 [1]
1st Mixed sport pistol SH1 [1]
2005 IPC European Championships Poland 3rd 25m sport pistol [1]
1st 50m free pistol [1]
2006 IPC World Championships Switzerland 4th 25m sport pistol [1]
4th 50m free pistol [1]
2007 IPC European Championships Germany 2nd 25 m sport pistol ER[1]
2008 Paralympics Beijing, China 8th 10m air pistol SH1 [1]
6th 50m air pistol [1]
2010 IPC World Cup Turkey Antalya, Turkey 1st 10m air pistol P1 657.5[3]
2011 IPC World Cup Spain Alicante, Spain 1st 10m air pistol SH1 662.7[4]
IPC World Championships Zagreb, Croatia 3rd 50m free pistol 623.7[5]
2012 IPC World Cup Turkey Antalya, Turkey 1st 10m air pistol P1 671.7[6]
Summer Paralympics London, United Kingdom 2nd 10m air pistol SH1 664.7


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Paralimpik ve Türkiye-Atıcılık-M. Korhan Yamaç" (in Turkish). GSB. Archived from the original on 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  2. ^ Özdil, Yılmaz (2012-08-29). "Eli ayağı tutan acizler ülkesinin... İnsanüstü yetenekli milli takımı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  3. ^ "IPC Shooting Hits Poland and Turkey". IPC. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  4. ^ "2011 IPC Shooting World Cup Aliante, Spain-Final results 10 m Air Pistol SH1" (PDF). IPC Shooting. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  5. ^ "Day Five - IPC World Championships, Zagreb". Australian International Shooting Limited. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  6. ^ "IPC Shooting World Cup-Final Results-P1 10 m Air Pistol" (PDF). IPC Shooting. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
Preceded by
Flagbearer for   Turkey
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by