In childhood Ercümen suffered from asthma and allergies. As a result, she often had to be treated in hospitals. She attended Gazi Elementary School in Canakkale , and graduated from Milli Piyango Lisesi in Canakkale. She then studied health and nutritional counseling at Ankara University .
Ercümen gives free diving lessons in Istanbul .
- At the 2006 World Championships in Tenerife , she once again set a national record in freediving.
- With the Turkish underwater hockey team, she came third at the 2008 European Championships and fourth at the European Freediving Championships.
- At the Turkish Freediving Championships in 2009 she was national champion. She also approached the world record (-65 m).
- On February 11, 2011, she became the world record holder in Weissensee in distance diving without oxygen equipment under ice with 110 meters.
- Archive page Homepage of Şahika Ercümen ( Memento from February 6, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
- Archive page Interview on r2inside ( Memento from January 3, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Turkish freediver as well as underwater hockey and underwater rugby player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 16, 1985|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Canakkale , Turkey|