Şeref Osmanoğlu

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Şeref Osmanoğlu
File:Sheryf El-Sheryf Daegu 2011.jpg
Sheryf El-Sheryf during the 2011 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 30)
Simferopol, Ukraine
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Country Turkey
Event(s) Triple jump, Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 17.72 m

Şeref Osmanoğlu (born Sheryf El-Sheryf; 2 January 1989 in Simferopol, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian-born Turkish athlete who competes in the triple jump and occasionally long jump. He won gold medal at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships with a leap of 17.72m, bettering his personal best by 80 cm.[1] In 2012, he won the silver medal in the triple jump at the European Athletics Championships.[2]

He has a Ukrainian mother while his father, a doctor, is from Sudan.[3][4][5] He changed his allegiance to Turkey in 2013, also changing his name to Şeref Osmanoğlu.[6] The Turkish federation paid $152,000 to the Ukrainian federation for the transfer.[7]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ukraine
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakech, Morocco 5th Triple jump 16.18 m
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 5th Triple jump 16.09 m (wind: -0.2 m/s)
2007 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 7th Triple jump 15.93 m
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 25th (q) Long jump 6.94 m (wind: -0.4 m/s)
9th Triple jump 15.43 m (wind: -1.3 m/s)
2011 European Team Championships Super League Stockholm, Sweden 9th Long jump 7.68 m
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st Triple jump 17.72 m (wind: +1.3m/s)
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th Triple jump 16.38 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 12th (q) Triple jump 16.25 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd Triple jump 17.28 m (w)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 13th (q) Triple jump 16.60 m


  1. "Sheryf El-Sheryf astonishes in triple jump with 17.72 gold-medal performance". European Athletics. Retrieved June 30, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Robert Harting adds Euro gold". Associated Press. June 30, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Athletics: Idowu in the dark as El-Sheryf looms". athlenergy.com. Retrieved July 2, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. (Russian) Легкая атлетика. Веское слово Шерифа , Sport Express (19 July 2011)
  5. (Russian) Легкая атлетика. Шериф Эль-Шериф: "Переломным в карьере стал переезд в Днепропетровск", Sport Express (21 July 2011)
  6. IAAF Transfers of Allegiance 2014
  7. Глава Федерации легкой атлетики: "На базы в Крым ехать унизительно"

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