Kayra Sayıt (born Ketty Mathé on 13 February 1988) is a French-born Turkish European champion female judoka competing in the +78 kg division.[1]

Kayra Sayit
Personal information
Birth nameKetty Mathé
NationalityFrench
Turkish
Born (1988-02-13) 13 February 1988 (age 33)
Fort-de-France, Martinique
OccupationJudoka
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)
Sport
CountryTurkey
SportJudo
Weight class+78 kg
Achievements and titles
World Champ.Bronze(2018, 2019)
European Champ.Gold(2016, 2021)
Olympic Games5th (2016, 2020)
Medal record
Women's judo
Representing  France
IJF Grand Prix
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Abu Dhabi +78 kg
Representing  Turkey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Baku +78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Tokyo +78 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kazan +78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2021 Lisbon +78 kg
World Masters
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Doha +78 kg
IJF Grand Slam
Gold medal – first place 2020 Budapest +78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2017 Baku +78 kg
IJF Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place 2015 Budapest +78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2016 Tbilisi +78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2017 Antalya +78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Marrakesh +78 kg
Gold medal – first place 2019 Perth +78 kg
Silver medal – second place 2016 Almaty +78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Tashkent +78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Antalya +78 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tel Aviv +78 kg
Profile at external databases
IJF19203, 4142
JudoInside.com33102
Updated on 15 November 2021.

Coming from Saint-Brieuc-de-Mauron in Brittany, she competed for France until her marriage in Turkey in February 2015. She then changed her name from Ketty Mathé to Kayra Sayıt, and began to compete for Turkey after acquiring the Turkish citizenship.[2][3]

She was a finalist in Prague in 2011,[4] and was selected along with fellow Breton Laëtitia Payet for the World Championships in judo from 23 to 28 August in Paris-Bercy.[5]

In 2016, she won the gold medal at Grand Prix Tbilisi,[6] and at the European Judo Championships in Kazan, Russia.[7]

In 2021, she won one of the bronze medals in her event at the 2021 Judo World Masters held in Doha, Qatar.[8][9] She took the gold medal at the 2021 European Judo Championships in Lisbon, Portugal.[10] She competed in the women's +78 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[11]

AchievementsEdit

As of 25 April 2016.[3]

Medal winner in senior tournaments only.

Year Tournament Place Weight class
Competitor for   France
2007 European Open Championships 3rd Open class
European Team Championships Minsk 3rd +78 kg team
World Cup Vienna 3rd +78 kg
2008 Super World Cup Tournoi de Paris 3rd +78 kg
World Cup Warsaw 3rd +78 kg
World Cup Rome 1st +78 kg
Super World Cup Moscow 1st +78 kg
2011 Grand Prix Abu Dhabi 2nd +78 kg
World Cup Prague 2nd +78 kg
World Cup Rome 1st +78 kg
2012 European Team Championships Chelyabinsk 2nd +70 kg team
World Cup Budapest 3rd +78 kg
2014 Belgian Ladies Open Arlon 1st +78 kg
Swiss Judo Open Uster 1st +78 kg
European Cup London 1st +78 kg
Competitor for   Turkey
2015 Grand Prix Budapest 1st +78 kg
Grand Prix Tashkent 3rd +78 kg
2016 Grand Prix Tbilisi 1st +78 kg
European Championships 1st +78 kg
2018 World Championships 3rd +78 kg
2019 World Championships 3rd +78 kg
2021 European Championships 1st +78 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kayra SAYIT / IJF.org". www.ijf.org.
  2. ^ "Ketty Mathé à cœur ouvert". Le Parisien (in French). 5 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Kayra Sayit – Judoka". Jıdo Inside. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Coupe du monde. Ketty Mathé finaliste à Prague! – L'ex-Briochine Ketty Mathé a retrouvé tout son judo pour décrocher l'argent à Prague lors d'une Coupe du monde. Seulement battue par la Chinoise Qin". Le Télégramme (in French). 27 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Mondiaux 2011 à Paris-Bercy. Mathé et Payet sélectionnées". Le Télégramme (in French). 6 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Kayra Sayit Grand Prix Şampiyonu." (in Turkish). İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi por Kulübü. 27 March 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Kayra Sayit Avrupa Şampiyonu, Belkıs Kaya Avrupa Üçüncüsü" (in Turkish). stanbul Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor Müdürlüğü. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  8. ^ "2021 Judo World Masters". International Judo Federation. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  9. ^ Gillen, Nancy (13 January 2021). "Riner brings IJF World Judo Masters to conclusion with heavyweight gold medal". InsideTheGames.biz. Archived from the original on 13 January 2021. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Kayra Sayit Avrupa Şampiyonu oldu". TRT Haber (in Turkish). 18 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Judo Results Book" (PDF). 2020 Summer Olympics. 23 April 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.

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