Merve Terzioğlu

Merve Terzioğlu

Merve Terzioğlu with Fenerbahçe
Personal information
Nationality  TUR
Born (1987-02-24)February 24, 1987
Istanbul, Turkey
Died April 7, 2008(2008-04-07) (aged 21)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke

Merve Terzioğlu (24 February 1987 in Istanbul, Turkey-7 April 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.) was a Turkish female swimmer in the sports club Galatasaray the latest and before that (2002-2006) in Fenerbahçe, both teams in leading positions nationally in Turkey. She was the holder of two national records and was Balkan champions and had obtained a third place in the COMEN Cup Swimming Competition of Mediterranean countries. She competed in the 200 m breaststroke.[1]

Part of the swimming team of Delta State University in her first season as freshman, Terzioğlu was described as a standout performer and had garnered the Most Valuable Swimmer Award at the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Championships in February 2008.

She and her teammate Molly Bates died from injuries received in a one-auto car accident in Cleveland, Mississippi, that occurred on 29 March 2008, Molly Bates losing her life on the spot and Merve Terzioğlu eight days later on 7 April.[2][3]

See also


  1. "Merve Terzioğlu Anma Yarışları Yarın Düzenleniyor" (in Turkish). Galatasaray Spor Kulübü. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-06-16.
  2. Article: "Delta State Swimmer Merve Terzioğlu loses fight" Check |url= value (help). Swimming World Magazine. 2007-04-07.
  3. Article: "Swimmates share precious memories" Check |url= value (help). The Bolivar Commercial, Mississippi. 2007-04-18. External link in |publisher= (help)
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