European Youth Olympics Festival

Irada Mehdiyeva


25 years old

Athletics (track & field)

Russian, Turkish, English, French


What are your passions and hobbies?

Karate and gymnastics as sports and social envolvement through Sustainable Development Goals.


What is your secret superpower (or one you would like to have)?

Being persistent and having a strong desire to grow.


What is your favourite dish from your country?



Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

Merlene Ottey (track and field sprinter – Jamaica)


The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

The only impossible journey is the one you never start.


What are your goals as an EYOA?

Doing the best in supporting the competition, learning more about representation and promoting the Olympic values.


What would be your dream job in the future?

To lead my platform about women in sports management.


What are your expectations from being an EYOA and the EYOF in Vuokatti (FIN)?

To interact with the organising committee, understanding the challenges and ways to make the sports environment visible and successful.


What does Olympism mean to you?

Olympics means unity of all- genders, nations, races, religions.