SÜMEYYE BOYACI

SÜMEYYE BOYACI
Paralympics Swimmer and Ebru (Paper Marbling) Artist ENTREWAR Mentor
She was born in Eskişehir in 2003 missing two arms. She began painting with her feed at the age of four. At 5, she learned to swim within only 12 hours. In 2009, she painted the cover art of the book Russian Folk Tales. At age 6, she held her first solo painting exhibition in Moscow on April 23 and received the title of “The First Turkish Child Holding An Exhibition in Russia." At 7, she took up the art of marbling. She actively participated in numerous social responsibility projects. At 11, she held her first solo marbling exhibition in Eskişehir. She ranked first at all championships in Turkey in 2013-2015 and became a national athlete in 2016. Afterwards, she won medals in all swimming races she participated in many countries such as Berlin, Portugal, Italy, Mexico, Denmark, Brazil, USA, and Singapore. In 2018, she won the gold medal at the Paralympic European Championship in Ireland, becoming the first female European champion in the history of the Republic in swimming. At the World Championship in London in 2019, she ranked second in the world and broke a new record for our country. Choosing Inspiring Women of the Year in Different Countries as models in 2020, Barbie chose Sümeyye Boyacı as a Role Model from Turkey. Her Barbie doll was made to be displayed at the Barbie Museum in the USA. Nowadays, she continues her efforts to break another record for Turkey in swimming by winning a medal in the Olympics postponed to 2021.