September 30, 2023


By Ahmet Abdülaziz ……..

Doğukan Ulaç, the young TRNC swimmer, who recently won the Bosphorus Intercontinental Swimming Race, was congratulated by Near East University.

In an official ceremony, the Near East University President of the Board of Trustees Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel accepted Mehmet Gürcen, the coach of the young swimmer, and Doğukan Ulaç, in his office, and congratulated them for winning this honour for the University and the country.

Centre left to right Dr. İrfan S. Günsel and Doğukan Ulaç

In a short speech Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel  said that Doğukan Ulaç, who started swimming at the Near East University Olympic Pool at the age of four, is one of the examples that show where an individual can reach in swimming sports and how much he can push his borders.

He further added that the Near East University would continue its support to develop swimming sports, increase the number of licensed swimmers and encourage young people to this sport.

“It is my belief that Doğukan Ulaç, a national swimmer who stood out at the Near East University, is going to be an example of these achievements and that he will have more success. ” he said.

In response to the gratitude expressed by the President of the Board of Trustees of the University, Doğukan Ulaç expressed his words of thanks for the support of the University, and said that he started to learn swimming at the Near East Swimming Pool at a very early age and then was interested in swimming sports, he thanked the coaches and the family of Near East University who supported him in this way.

As a Turkish Cypriot swimmer, Ulaç expressed his pride and happiness in achieving great success on behalf of the Near East University, “I began to swim, having great support from my parents at a young age. I believe that my achievements will continue. The next goal is to enter the national team of Turkey. In this way, I want to represent both the country and the Near East University in Europe. I am thankful to my family and my coaches who supported me. I would also like to thank the Near East University family for their great support. I believe that such support will increase the number of swimmers like me in our country”.



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