Şahika Ercümen

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Şahika Ercümen (* 16th January 1985 in Canakkale , Turkey ) is a Turkish Freitaucherin and underwater hockey - and underwater rugby player of the Turkish national team.


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 .

She started freediving in 2003 . At the World Championships in Tenerife she achieved the best result within the Turkish team and also set a new Turkish record.

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.

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