Devrim Cenk Ulusoy
Born (1973-01-02) 2 January 1973 (age 51)

Devrim Cenk Ulusoy (born 2 January 1973) is a Turkish World record holder free-diver. Currently, he performs his underwater sport activities for Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Su Altı Sporları Kulübü (Middle East Technical University Underwater Sports Club).[1]

Personal life

Born on January 2, 1973, in Niğde,[2] he was educated at Ortaköy Gazi Osman Paşa Secondary School between 1983 and 1986. He graduated from Kabataş High School in 1990. In 1991, Ulusoy enrolled in the Eastern Mediterranean University[3] at Northern Cyprus to study mechanical engineering. He dropped out of university in his third (junior) year in 1997.

Ulusoy served in the military between 1998 and 2000. He got married in 2009, and has been living at Çanakkale since 2010, where he is studying physical education and sports at the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University.

Sports career

Devrim Cenk Ulusoy began with water sports at Galatasaray Swimming's Kuruçeşme facility in Istanbul at the age of five as a therapy for his right arm, which was paralysed since age two due to a fall from a high chair.[3] Following his two successive years champion titles in his age category, Ulusoy entered the club as a licensed member at the Galatasaray Kalamış Facilities. At the age of nine, Ulusoy was admitted to the Turkish national swimming team.[2] He was not permitted to represent his country abroad because of his tattoos.[3]

After three years of retirement, he returned to active sports entering monofin finswimming discipline. He won numerous national championship titles.[2]

Ulusoy began free-diving in 2003. Since then, he set more than 20 national records, two official European records and eight World records. In addition, he owns many Turkish champion titles, and won one European and two World championships.[2]

His sports career also includes activities as a swimming coach in the clubs of İstanbul Yüzme İhtisas, Yeşilköy Spor and Bakırköy Spor, as well as a tennis coach during his university years in Northern Cyprus.[3]

Selected records


  1. ^ "ODTÜ SAS Sporcusu Devrim Cenk Ulusoy Serbest Dalış Dünya Rekoru Denemesi" (in Turkish). ODTÜ SAS. Archived from the original on 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Devrim Cenk Ulusoy'dan dünya rekoru". Hürriyet Spor (in Turkish). 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Devrim Cenk Ulusoy: Rekoru kırdım ama sevgilim terk etti". Sabah (in Turkish). 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  4. ^ "Paletsiz 80 metreye daldı". Sabah Spor (in Turkish). 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  5. ^ "'Soluksuz adam'dan 'yeni' dünya rekoru". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  6. ^ a b "Free Immersion and Constant Weight free diving world record attempts at open water of Turkish athlete Devrim Cenk Ulusoy were successful at 80 meters and 87 meters respectively". CMAS. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  7. ^ a b "Tek nefeste 81 metre indi". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  8. ^ "Ulusoy rekorunu Neşet Ertaş'a adadı". Radikal (in Turkish). 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2013-06-19.