Turkish women in sports

Turkish women have an active participation in many sports branches and have several important trophies, especially in athletics, weightlifting, combat sports, volleyball and basketball.

Participation in OlympicsEdit

PioneersEdit

The first Turkish women to take part in the Olympic Games were Halet Çambel and Suat Fetgeri Aşani who participated at the fencing competitions of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

MedalsEdit

Olympics Name Event Rank
1992 Hülya Şenyurt Judo 48 kg   Bronze
2000 Hamide Bıçkın Taekwondo 57 kg   Bronze
2004 Nurcan Taylan Weightlifting 48 kg   Gold
2008 Azize Tanrıkulu Taekwondo 57 kg   Silver
2012 Nur Tatar Taekwondo 67 kg   Silver
2016 Nur Tatar Taekwondo 67 kg   Bronze
2020 Busenaz Sürmeneli Boxing welterweight   Gold
Buse Naz Çakıroğlu Boxing flyweight   Silver
Hatice Kübra İlgün Taekwondo 57 kg   Bronze
Yasemin Adar Wrestling freestyle 76 kg   Bronze
Merve Çoban Karate 61 kg   Bronze

ArcheryEdit

AthleticsEdit

 
Gülcan Mıngır, middle-distance runner

National record-holdersEdit

World Athletics ChampionshipEdit

Year Name Event Rank
2003 Süreyya Ayhan 1500 m.   Silver
2009 Karin Melis Mey Long jump   Bronze

European Athletics ChampionshipEdit

Year Name Event Rank
2002 Süreyya Ayhan 1500 m.   Gold
2006 Elvan Abeylegesse 5000 m.   Bronze
2010 Elvan Abeylegesse 5000 m.   Gold
Elvan Abeylegesse 10000 m.   Gold
Nevin Yanıt 100 m. hurdles   Gold
2012 Gülcan Mıngır 3000 m. steeplechase   Gold

Athletics in Mediterranean GamesEdit

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Year Name Event Rank
1987 Serap Aksu 400 m. hurdles   Silver
1991 Aysel Taş Javelin   Bronze
1997 Serap Aktaş Marathon   Gold
Lale Öztürk Marathon   Bronze
2001 Nora Güner 100 m.   Gold
Nora Güner 200 m.   Gold
Süreyya Ayhan 1500 m.   Silver
Ebru Kavaklıoğlu 1500 m.   Bronze
Ebru Kavaklıoğlu 5000 m.   Gold
Elvan Abeylegesse 10000 m.   Bronze
Mehtap Sızmaz Marathon   Gold
Serap Aktaş Marathon   Silver
Anzhela Atroshchenko Heptathlon   Gold
2005 Binnaz Uslu 800 m.   Bronze
Anzhela Atroshchenko Heptathlon   Bronze
Turkish team 4 × 400 m.   Bronze
2009 Nevin Yanıt 100 m. hurdles   Gold
Elvan Abeylegesse 10000 m.   Gold
Burcu Ayhan high jump   Silver
Karin Melis Mey long jump   Silver
  • Şevval Ayaz, Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champion
  • Buse Arkazan, pole vault, Islamic Solidarity Games champion (2021)
  • Özlem Becerek (born 2002), discus throw, Islamic Solidarity Games champion (2021)
  • Yasemin Can (born 1996), European (2016), European Cross Countery (2016, 20117, 2018, 2019), Mediterranean Games (2022) and Islamic Solidarity Games champion (2021)
  • Emel Dereli (1996), shot put, Islamic Solidarity Games champion (2021)
  • Ekaterina Guliyev (born 1991), Mediterranean Games (2022) and Islamic Solidarity Games champion (2021)
  • Demet Parlak pole vault, Islamic Solidarity Games champion (2021)
  • Esra Türkmenjavelin throw

, Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champion

BadmintonEdit

BasketballEdit

The Turkish Women's National Basketball Team, also known as "Periler" (The Fairies) by the Turkish fans, is No 13 in FIBA World Rankings.

European Women Basketball Championship
Year City Rank
2011 Lodz, Poland   Silver
2013 Orchies, France   Bronze
Mediterranean Games
Year City Rank
1987 Latakia, Syria   Silver
2005 Almeria, Spain   Gold
Players
Referees

BocceEdit

BoxingEdit

CyclingEdit

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

Women's football in Turkey began with the establishment of the all-women's club Dostlukspor in Istanbul in early 1970s. Turkey women's national football team was established in 1995.

Notable footballers
Managers
 
Aytürk Kıyıcı, manager of the Turkey women's national team.
Referees
FIFA listed refereesː

FreedivingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

Aerobic gymnasticsEdit

  • Ayşe Begüm Onbaşı (born 2001), World (2021), Mediterranean Games (2021) and Islamic solidarity Games (2021) Championships

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

  • Göksu Üçtaş (1990), gold medalist in Islamic Solidarity Games
  • Tutya Yılmaz (born 1999), gold medalist in the balance beam event at the Mersin
World Challenge Cup

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

  • Duygu Doğan (born 2000), European gold medalist in the 3 Hook + 4 clubs event

HandballEdit

 
Perihan Topaloğlu (white) at the 2015 World Women's Handball Championship European qualification match

The Turkish Women's Handball League was established in 1978.

In the Mediterranean Games
Year City Rank
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy   Silver

Ice hockeyEdit

Turkish national women's ice hockey team was established in 2006.

JudoEdit

  • Belkıs Zehra Kaya (born 1984), Mediterranean Games champion (2005)
  • Kayra Sayit (born 1988), European (2016, 2021) and Mediterranean Games (2018, 2022)
  • Neşe Şensoy (born 1974), Mediterranean Games champion (2001)

KarateEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

Windsurfing

ShhotingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Name Competition Host Event Rank
Melis Akarsu 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 200m butterfly   Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 400m ind medley   Silver
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 200 m free relay   Gold
Gizem Bozkurt 2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 4 × 100 m free relay   Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 100 m free   Silver
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 200m ind medley   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 100 m free relay   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 200 m free relay   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 100 m medley relay   Bronze
Ceren Dilek 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 100 m free relay   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 100 m medley relay   Bronze
Burcu Dolunay 2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 50m free   Bronze
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 4 × 100 m free relay   Bronze
Dilara Buse Gunaydin 2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 50m breast   Silver
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 100m breast   Bronze
Esra Kübra Kaçmaz 2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 4 × 100 m free relay   Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 50m butterfly   Silver
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 200m back   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 100m butterfly   Silver
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 200 m free relay   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 100 m free relay   Gold
Ayşe Ezgi Yazıcı 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 50m butterfly   Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 100m butterfly   Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 100 m medley relay   Bronze
Halime Zülal Zeren 2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 200m back   Bronze
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 4 × 100 m free relay   Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 200m free   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 50m back   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 200m back   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 100 m free relay   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 200 m free relay   Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 4 × 100 m medley relay   Bronze
  • Ekaterina Avramova (born 1991), Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champion
  • Deniz Ertan (born 2004), Mediterranean Games (2022) champion
  • Viktoriya Zeynep Güneş (born 1998), European (2021), Mediterranean Games (2022) and Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champion
  • Merve Tuncel (born 2005), Mediterranean Games (2022) and Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champion

Table tennisEdit

 
Melek Hu, table tannis player.

TaekwondoEdit

 
Nafia Kuş (blue).

TennisEdit

Some notable Turkish female tennis players include:

VolleyballEdit

National teamsEdit

The Turkish Women's National Team is also known as "Filenin Sultanları" (Sultans of the Net).

Year City Rank
1975 Mediterranean Games Algiers, Algeria   Bronze
1987 Mediterranean Games Latakia, Syria   Silver
1991 Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece   Silver
1993 Mediterranean Games Languedoc-Roussillon, France   Bronze
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy   Silver
2001 Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia   Silver
2003 Women's European Volleyball Championship Ankara, Turkey   Silver
2005 Mediterranean Games Almeria, Spain   Gold
2009 Women's European Volleyball League Kayseri, Turkey   Silver
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy   Silver
2010 Women's European Volleyball League Ankara, Turkey   Bronze
2011 Women's European Volleyball League Istanbul, Turkey   Silver
2011 Women's European Volleyball Championship Italy and Serbia   Bronze
2012 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, Ningbo, China   Bronze
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey   Silver
2014 Women's European Volleyball League   Gold
2015 European Games Women's Volleyball Baku, Azerbaijan   Gold
2015 Women's European Volleyball League   Silver
2017 Women's European Volleyball Championship Azerbaijan, Georgia   Bronze
2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League Nanjing, Chna   Silver
2018 Mediterranean Games Tarragona, Spain   Bronze
2019 Women's European Volleyball Championship Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey   Silver
2021 Women's European Volleyball Championship Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania   Bronze
2021 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League Rimini, Italy   Bronze

Club teamsEdit

 
Vakıfbank SK, Istanbul.

Fenerbahçe won the 2011–12 CEV Women's Champions League. Vakıfbank is the winner of the 2013 Club World Championship and the 2012–13 CEV Champions League. Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor won the 2014–15 CEV Women's Challenge Cup.

Water poloEdit

National team players:

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

  • Yasemin Adar (born 1991), world (2017) and European champion (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)
  • Evin Demirhan (born 1995), European champion (2022), Mediterranean Games champion (2018, 2022)
  • Bediha Gün (born 1994), Mediterranean Games champion (2018, 2022)
  • Buse Tosun (born 1995), Mediterranean Games (2018) and Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champiom

Para ArcheryEdit

Para AthleticsEdit

 
Sümeyye Özcan running with guide in a 1500m event.

Mediterranean Games (2018) and Islamic Similarity Games (2921) champion

GoalballEdit

Para JudoEdit

PowerliftingEdit

Para ShootingEdit

Para SwimmingEdit

  • Emine Avcu, Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champion
  • Sümeyye Boyacı (born 2003), Paralympian (2016), world champion (2022) and Islamic Soidarity Games champion (2021)
  • Özlem Kaya (born 1992), Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • Şevval Beren Mutlu, Islamic Solidarity Games champion (2021)
  • Sevilay Öztürk (born 2003), Paralympian (2016), Islamic Solidarity Games champion (2021)

Para Table tennisEdit

  • Merve Cansu Demir, Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champion
  • Ümran Ertiş (born 1996), Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player
  • Neslihan Kavas (born 1987), Paralympic medalist, European (2013) and Islamic Solidarity Games (2021) champion table tennis player
  • Kübra Öçsoy (born 1994), Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player

Para TaekwondoEdit

Wheelchair tennisEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official results". Retrieved Apr 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "Basketbol -A Klasman Hakemlerinden Özlem Yalman, FIBA Hakemi Oldu". Haber 3 (in Turkish). 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2015-10-06.

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