The Sporting Life

13 April 2021 Comments Off on The Sporting Life

Name: Buğrahan Durukan

Department: CTIS

How often do you exercise?

Three times a week.

How has regular exercise affected your life? 

It has helped me overcome the stress of being a Bilkent University student, as well as helping me reach my fitness goals.

What are the first three things that come to mind when you hear the word “sports”?

Archery, karate, fitness training.

What do you suggest to those who are just taking up a sport or starting to exercise?

Before starting to exercise and especially before starting to train with weights, one should get at least a basic knowledge of exercise and definitely a decent training program.

Which Bilkent sports facilities (Sports Halls, playing fields, tennis courts, etc.) do you use?

Only the Main Sports Hall free weight area.

Have you taken any courses or participated in any activities (intramural tournaments, swim festivals, Zumba master classes, etc.)?

I haven’t had the chance to do any kind of extracurricular activities that can be regarded as sports since I started studying at Bilkent University. However, in the past I was a professional archer with a sponsorship. I represented our country in the Nimes 2015 Archery World Cup (third place). I also competed in karate tournaments in Turkey.