Kemal Muslubaş

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Kemal Muslubaş
Personal information
Full name Kemal Muslubaş
Nationality  Turkey
Born (1977-12-30) 30 December 1977 (age 41)
Istanbul, Turkey
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sailing career
Class(es) Dinghy
Club İstanbul Yelken Kulübüne
Coach Akif Muslubaş

Kemal Muslubaş (born December 30, 1977 in Istanbul) is a retired Turkish sailor, who specialized in the Laser class.[1] Muslubas represented his nation Turkey in two editions of the Olympic Games (2004 and 2008), became a two-time national champion in the Laser class at the Turkish Championships, and also earned a silver medal at the 2005 Summer Universiade in his native Istanbul.[2]

Muslubas started his sporting career with his brother Akif Muslubas as members of the sailing team for Fenerbahçe Sport Club in 1988, and then transferred to Istanbul Yachting Club (Turkish: İstanbul Yelken Kulübüne) twelve years later.[3]

Muslubas made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he placed thirty-third in the Laser regatta with a net grade of 256, despite of a yachting malfunction in the last race that saw him tumble down the leaderboard.[4][5]

When his native Istanbul hosted the 2005 Summer Universiade, Muslubas boasted his first international success with a silver medal in the Laser class.[2][6] On that same year, he recorded his first ever triumph in an ISAF Graded event and then repeated it in 2006.[5]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Muslubas qualified for his second Turkish squad in the Laser class, by having secured a berth and placing thirteenth from the 2007 ISAF World Championships in Cascais, Portugal.[7] He boosted his confidence from a poor Olympic feat in Athens to achieve an eighteenth-place finish with 146 net points in a fleet of forty-three sailors, but failed to advance further into the medal race.[8][9]

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Yalı değil 'altın' çapkınları" (in Türkçe). Radikal. 21 August 2005. Retrieved 5 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Noyan, Turgay (31 March 2007). "Kemal Muslubaş göğsümüzü kabarttı" (in Türkçe). Sabah. Retrieved 5 July 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Sailing: Mixed Laser Class". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Muslubas: On course for Cascais". ISAF. 13 March 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Eaton, Marlieke de Lange (13 March 2007). "Gold and Silver for US at Summer World University Games". ISAF. Retrieved 7 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Muslubaş Pekin kadrosuna girdi" (in Türkçe). Yeni Şafak. 12 July 2007. Retrieved 6 July 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Beijing 2008: Men's Laser Class". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 13 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Köktentürk son sırada!" (in Türkçe). Ajans Spor. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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