Neslihan Yiğit

Neslihan Yiğit (born February 26, 1994) is a Turkish badminton player. The 178 cm (5.84 ft) tall athlete plays right-handed and is coached by Çağatay Taşdemir at Egospor club of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.[1][2] She won the women's singles title at the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games, 2013, 2018 Mediterranean Games and the women's doubles title at the 2013 Mediterranean Games. Yiğit also won the bronze medals at the 2015 European Games and at the 2021 European Championships.

Neslihan Yiğit
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Neslihan Yiğit
Personal information
CountryTurkey
Born (1994-02-26) 26 February 1994 (age 27)
Bursa, Turkey
Height1.78 m (5.8 ft)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachÇağatay Taşdemir
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking28 (WS 4 May 2021)
28 (WD with Özge Bayrak 20 August 2015)
Current ranking28 (WS 11 May 2021)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Turkey
European Games
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Baku Women's doubles
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Kyiv Women's singles
Islamic Solidarity Games
Gold medal – first place 2013 Palembang Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Palembang Women's team
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2013 Mersin Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Mersin Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2018 Tarragona Women's singles
European Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Ankara Giris' singles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Neslihan Yiğit became silver medalist in singles and doubles at the U17 European Championship held 2009 in Medvode, Slovenia. At the 2011 Spanish Junior International, she reached to semi finals in singles, won the girls' doubles title, and became the runner-up in the mixed doubles.[1]

She competed at various international tournaments in singles and doubles with her partner Özge Bayrak, and won titles in the years 2011–2012. The latest success enabled her to rise up to the 28th place in the women's doubles world ranking list as of 20 August 2015 with Özge Bayrak. In the singles event, she reached a career high of world number 34th in the world list on 1 October 2019. Yiğit ranked 7th in the World Juniors list.[3]

She qualified as the first ever Turkish badminton player for the Olympics.[4]

She won the gold medal in the singles event and the bronze medal with the national team at the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games held in Palembang, Indonesia.[5] In June 2013, she won double gold medals in the women's singles and doubles event at the Mersin Mediterranean Games.[6]

In 2021, She won the bronze medal at the European Championships, defeated by the defending champion Carolina Marín in the semi finals in straight games.[7]

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Baku Sports Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan   Özge Bayrak   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
14–21, 9–21   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2021 Palace of Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine   Carolina Marín 18–21, 9–21   Bronze

Islamic Solidarity GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Dempo Sports Hall, Palembang, Indonesia   Lim Yin Fun 21–13, 21–19   Gold

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Mersin University Hall, Mersin, Turkey   Özge Bayrak 21–16, 21–13   Gold
2018 El Morell Pavilion, Tarragona, Spain   Beatriz Corrales 21–19, 23–21   Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Mersin University Hall, Mersin, Turkey   Özge Bayrak   Émilie Lefel
  Audrey Fontaine
21–13, 21–11   Gold

European University GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Rotterdam, Netherlands   Anastasia Chervyakova 21–9, 23–25, 21–19   Gold

European University ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Warsaw, Poland   Özge Bayrak 18–21, 21–19, 18–21   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Warsaw, Poland   Özge Bayrak   Delphine Delrue
  Lauranne Rosello
21–15, 21–10   Gold

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 ASKI Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey   Line Kjaersfeldt 14–21, 8–21   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series (25 titles, 27 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Bulgarian International   Linda Zetchiri 18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 Suriname International   Özge Bayrak 21–16, 23–21   Winner
2012 Iran Fajr International   Yu Wakita 21–16, 21–14   Winner
2012 Croatian International   Kana Ito 18–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2012 Polish Open   Ai Goto 9–21, 21–12, 7–21   Runner-up
2013 Iran Fajr International   Febby Angguni 21–15, 21–14   Winner
2013 Turkey International   Stefani Stoeva 21–14, 16–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 Bangladesh International   Yap Rui Chen 21–18, 21–12   Winner
2014 Turkey International   Özge Bayrak 13–21, 21–14, 21–16   Winner
2015 Iran Fajr International   Linda Zetchiri 19–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Peru International   Rong Schafer 17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2016 Brazil International   Chisato Hoshi 21–13, 21–15   Winner
2016 Polish Open   Delphine Lansac 19–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2016 Chile International   Özge Bayrak 18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2016 White Nights   Mako Urushizaki 21–16, 21–15   Winner
2017 White Nights   Evgeniya Kosetskaya 8–21, 21–15, 20–22   Runner-up
2017 Bulgarian Open   Luise Heim 21–17, 14–21, 21–17   Winner
2017 Hellas Open   Mariya Mitsova 21–14, 17–21, 21–15   Winner
2017 Czech Open   Kaho Funahashi 21–16, 14–21, 21–17   Winner
2017 Hungarian International   Aliye Demirbağ 21–11, 17–21, 21–18   Winner
2017 Turkey International   Özge Bayrak 17–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2018 Bulgarian Open   Özge Bayrak 21–19, 21–10   Winner
2018 Czech Open   Yvonne Li 17–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2018 Hungarian International   Mariya Mitsova 21–14, 21–8   Winner
2019 Lagos International   Özge Bayrak 21–16, 24–26, 21–13   Winner
2019 Bulgarian Open   Mariya Mitsova 21–9, 21–14   Winner
2019 Kharkiv International   Qi Xuefei 18–21, 21–19, 16–21   Runner-up
2019 Belgian International   Line Christophersen 21–23, 21–12, 11–21   Runner-up
2019 Hungarian International   Nguyễn Thùy Linh 21–16, 12–21, 21–18   Winner
2019 Turkey Open   Aliye Demirbağ 21–14, 22–20   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Syria International   Neslihan Kılıç   Cemre Fere
  Özge Bayrak
18–21, 21–13, 20–22   Runner-up
2011 Kenya International   Özge Bayrak   Michelle Edwards
  Annari Viljoen
21–15, 21–19   Winner
2011 Slovak Open   Özge Bayrak   Selena Piek
  Iris Tabeling
7–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2011 Suriname International   Özge Bayrak   Crystal Leefmans
  Rugshaar Ishaak
21–3, 21–7   Winner
2011 South Africa International   Özge Bayrak   Michelle Edwards
  Annari Viljoen
21–10, 21–15   Winner
2012 Uganda International   Özge Bayrak   Michelle Edwards
  Annari Viljoen
Walkover   Runner-up
2012 Kharkiv International   Özge Bayrak   Audrey Fontaine
  Émilie Lefel
11–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2012 Bulgarian International   Özge Bayrak   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
9–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2012 Turkey International   Özge Bayrak   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–19, 14–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2013 Turkey International   Özge Bayrak   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
15–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2014 Iran Fajr International   Özge Bayrak   Amelia Alicia Anscelly
  Soong Fie Cho
11–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 Hellas International   Özge Bayrak   Elena Komendrovskaja
  Viktoriia Vorobeva
21–7, 21–14   Winner
2014 Bulgarian Eurasia Open   Özge Bayrak   Petya Nedelcheva
  Dimitria Popstoikova
11–5, 11–5, 8–11, 10–11, 11–7   Winner
2014 Bangladesh International   Özge Bayrak   Pradnya Gadre
  N. Siki Reddy
10–21, 24–22, 16–21   Runner-up
2014 Turkey International   Özge Bayrak   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
11–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2015 Iran Fajr International   Özge Bayrak   Joyce Choong
  Yap Cheng Wen
21–19, 21–18   Winner
2015 Mercosul International   Özge Bayrak   Laura Choinet
  Teshana Vignes Waran
21–10, 21–11   Winner
2015 Peru International   Özge Bayrak   Delphine Lansac
  Émilie Lefel
21–14, 14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2015 White Nights   Özge Bayrak   Ekaterina Bolotova
  Evgeniya Kosetskaya
22–20, 13–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2015 Lagos International   Özge Bayrak   Pradnya Gadre
  N. Sikki Reddy
19–21, 23–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2015 Mersin Turkey International   Özge Bayrak   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2016 Turkey International   Özge Bayrak   Kader İnal
  Fatma Nur Yavuz
21–14, 21–16   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "BEC 2011 European Junior Championships 15-24.4.2011 Vantaa, Finland - Media". Badminton Finland. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  2. ^ "Badminton Branşındaki Sporcularımız" (in Turkish). Egospor. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  3. ^ "Player profiles-Neslihan Yigit". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
  4. ^ "Milli badmintoncu Neslihan Yiğit, Londra Olimpiyat Oyunları vizesini aldı". Zaman (in Turkish). 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-04-22.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Badminton-Results". The 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games. Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  6. ^ "Akdeniz Oyunlarında 2 ALTIN, 2 GÜMÜŞ Madalya" (in Turkish). Türkiye Badminton Federasyonu. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  7. ^ Raftery, Alan (4 May 2021). "EBC21 Summary". www.badmintoneurope.com. Archived from the original on 5 May 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2021.

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