Neslihan Kavas

Neslihan Kavas (born 29 August 1987 in Eskişehir, Turkey) is a Turkish female para table tennis player of class 9 and Paralympian.[1]

Neslihan Kavas
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Personal information
Born (1987-08-29) 29 August 1987 (age 34)
Eskişehir, Turkey
SportPara table tennis
ClubEskşehir Çağfen Spor Kulübü
Coached byVildan Şensöz
Medal record
Women's table tennis (class 9)
Representing  Turkey
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Individual
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing individual
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Italy Individual
Updated on 4 October 2013.

She represented Turkey at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, and won bronze by defeating Poland's Malgorzata Grzelak, three sets to nil (11–7, 11–4, 13–11).[2]

Kavas took part at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and advanced to the final, at which she won the silver medal losing 2–3 to Chinese Lei Lina, champion of the 2008 Summer Paralympics. Furthermore, she was part of the Turkish team, which became silver medalist in the women's team class 6–10 event after losing to the team from China in the final.

She the gold medal in the women's single class 9 division at the 2013 ITTF European Para-Table Tennis Championships held in Lignano, Italy.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Turkey
2007 IPC European Championship Slovakia 1st individual
3rd team
2008 Summer Paralympics Beijing, China 3rd individual
2009 IPC European Championship Italy 2nd individual
3rd team
2010 IPC World Championship South Korea 2nd team
2011 IPC International Tournament Slovenia 1st individual
3rd team
IPC European Championship 1st individual
1st team
2012 Summer Paralympics London, United Kingdom 2nd individual
2nd team
2013 ITTF European Championships Lignano, Italy 1st individual


  1. ^ "Sporcular / Masa Tenisi - Neslihan Kavas" (in Turkish). GSB. Archived from the original on 2012-12-22. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  2. ^ "Neslihan Kavas bronz madalya aldı". Sabah (in Turkish). 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  3. ^ "Turkey, France haul in table tennis titles". IPC. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2014-09-04.