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Yasemin Adar (born December 6, 1991) is a world and four times European champion Turkish female freestyle wrestler competing in the 75 kg division.

Yasemin Adar
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Personal information
Born (1991-12-06) December 6, 1991 (age 27)
Balıkesir, Turkey
ResidenceNiğde, Turkey
Alma materBalıkesir University
SportWomen's Freestyle Wrestling
Event(s)-75 kg
ClubTrakya Birlik SK

Private lifeEdit

Yasemin Adar was born to a baker father Naim Adar and his wife Ayşegül in Balıkesir, Turkey on December 6, 1991. She has an elder sister Yıldız. Her mother died in 2013. After finishing Gaziosmanpaşa High School, she studied physical education and sports in Balıkesir University. Currently, she works as a teacher in Niğde.[1][2]

Sports careerEdit

Adar was discovered by former Turkish champion sport wrestler Aslan Seyhanlı while she was performing shot put during her high school and university years.[1][2] She then switched over to wrestling in her hometown. She competes for Trakya Birlik SK.[3][4]

Adar took part in the freestyle −72 kg event at the 2012 World Championships in Strathcona County, Alberta, Canada, gaining no success.[5]

She participated at the 2013 European Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia without having success.[6] At the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey, she became gold medalist in the −72 kg division.[1][2][7] She placed the fifth rank at the 2013 World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary after losing to Chinese Zhang Fengliu in the semifinals and to American Adeline Gray in the third place match.[3][8]

Adar reached only the round of 16 at the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.[9]

She failed to advance to the finals after losing to Russian Ekaterina Bukina in the −75 kg event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. She then lost to Moldavian Svetlana Saenko in the bronze medal match.[10] At the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, United States, Adar lost in the quarter finals to Colombian Andrea Olaya by fall.[11]

Competing in the −75 kg event at the 2016 European Championships held in Riga, Latvia, she won her country's first-ever women's wrestling gold medal at this championship, defeating Russian Alena Storodubtseva.[2][4][12][13]

Major resultsEdit

Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2012 European Championships   Belgrade, Serbia 15th Freestyle 72 kg
Mediterranean Championships   Larissa, Greece 1st Freestyle 72 kg
World Championships   Strathcona County, Canada 5th Freestyle 72 kg
2013 European Championships   Tbilisi, Georgia 10th Freestyle 72 kg
Mediterranean Games   Mersin, Turkey 1st Freestyle 72 kg
World Championships   Budapest, Hungary 5th Freestyle 72 kg
2014 European Championships   Vantaa, Finland 9th Freestyle 75 kg
World Championships   Tashkent, Uzbekistan 9th Freestyle 75 kg
2015 European Games   Baku, Azerbaijan 5th Freestyle 75 kg
World Championships   Las Vegas, United States 10th Freestyle 75 kg
2016 European Championships   Riga, Latvia 1st Freestyle 75 kg
Olympic Games   Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 3rd Freestyle 75 kg
2017 European Championships   Novi Sad, Serbia 1st Freestyle 75 kg
Islamic Solidarity Games   Baku, Azerbaijan 1st Freestyle 75 kg
World Championships   Paris, France 1st Freestyle 75 kg
2018 European Championships   Kaspiysk, Russia 1st Freestyle 76 kg
World Championships   Budapest, Hungary 2nd Freestyle 76 kg
2019 European Championships   Bucharest, Romania 1st Freestyle 76 kg


  1. ^ a b c "Yasemin Adar'dan Tarihi Madalya". Balıkesit Spor (in Turkish). 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  2. ^ a b c d "Balıkesir'in gururu oldu". Doğan News Agency (in Turkish). 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  3. ^ a b "Branş değiştirdi dünya beşincisi oldu". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  4. ^ a b "Altın Madalyalı İşk Kadın Güreşçi". Spor Extra (in Turkish). 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  5. ^ "Championnat du Monde Senior" (PDF). FILA. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  6. ^ "Avrupa Güreş Şampiyonası'nda bayanlar 63 kiloda Buse Tosun çeyrek finale yükseldi". Son Dakika (in Turkish). 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  7. ^ "3 oyunlar rekoru kırıldı birden". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  8. ^ "Yasemin Adar dünya beşincisi oldu" (in Turkish). 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  9. ^ "Yasemin Adar veda etti". Spor X (in Turkish). 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  10. ^ "Avrupa Oyunları: Güreşte 3 sporcumuz repesaj maçına çıkacak". Euro Sport (in Turkish). 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  11. ^ "Kadınlar serbest güreşte 4 sporcumuz da yenildi". Cihan News Agency (in Turkish). 2015-09-11. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  12. ^ "Güreşte 2 Avrupa Şampiyonluğu birden". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  13. ^ "Turkish wrestlers Adar and Demirtaş win gold medals at European Wrestling Championship". Daily Sabah. 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-03-11.