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Female athletes in Taksim Stadium

Female athletes in Taksim Stadium, © Cengiz Kahramanenlarge


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Object:Female athletes in Taksim Stadium
Description:Two female relay runners are training on the track in Taksim stadı. Both are wearing identical sportswear: a white shirt marked with a number and dark shorts. The athlete on the left is stretching her right arm towards her teammate who is carrying a baton. A third athlete in the same sportswear is partly visible behind them. On the far left, a man in a tracksuit is sitting on the fence that borders the running track. Another man is standing behind the fence.
Comment:The man sitting on the fence is Besim Ömer Koşalay, one of the most famous athletes of that era in Turkey.
Date:Not before 1925
Location:Istanbul, Taksim, Beyoğlu
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Keywords:520 Recreation > 526 Athletic Sports
340 Structures > 344 Public Structures
340 Structures > 345 Recreational Structures
890 Gender Roles and Issues
360 Settelments > 367 Parks
Copyright:Cengiz Kahraman
Archive:Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul (Collection Private collection), Inv. No.: BESIM OMER KOSALAY- KADIN ATLETLER- TAKSIM STADI
Editors:Yorick Tanner, Cengiz Kahraman