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 Olympics

Pioneers

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.

Medals

Olympics Name Event Rank
1992Hülya ŞenyurtJudo 48 kg Bronze
2000Hamide BıçkınTaekwondo 57 kg Bronze
2004Nurcan TaylanWeightlifting 48 kg Gold
2008Azize TanrıkuluTaekwondo 57 kg Silver
2012Nur TatarTaekwondo 67 kg. Silver
2016Nur TatarTaekwondo 67 kg. Bronze

Archery

Athletics

National record-holders

World Athletics Championship

Year Name Event Rank
2003Süreyya Ayhan1500 m. Silver
2009Karin Melis MeyLong jump Bronze

European Athletics Championship

Year Name Event Rank
2002Süreyya Ayhan1500 m. Gold
2006Elvan Abeylegesse5000 m. Bronze
2010Elvan Abeylegesse5000 m. Gold
Elvan Abeylegesse10000 m. Gold
Nevin Yanıt100 m. hurdles Gold
2012Gülcan Mıngır3000 m. steeplechase Gold

Athletics in Mediterranean Games

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Year Name Event Rank
1987Serap Aksu400 m. hurdles Silver
1991Aysel TaşJavelin Bronze
1997Serap AktaşMarathon Gold
Lale ÖztürkMarathon Bronze
2001Nora Güner100 m. Gold
Nora Güner200 m. Gold
Süreyya Ayhan1500 m. Silver
Ebru Kavaklıoğlu1500 m. Bronze
Ebru Kavaklıoğlu5000 m. Gold
Elvan Abeylegesse10000 m. Bronze
Mehtap SızmazMarathon Gold
Serap AktaşMarathon Silver
Anzhela AtroshchenkoHeptathlon Gold
2005Binnaz Uslu800 m. Bronze
Anzhela AtroshchenkoHeptathlon Bronze
Turkish team4 × 400 m. Bronze
2009Nevin Yanıt100 m. hurdles Gold
Elvan Abeylegesse10000 m. Gold
Burcu Ayhanhigh jump Silver
Karin Melis Meylong jump Silver

Basketball

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
2013Vannes, France Bronze
Mediterranean Games
Year City Rank
1987Latakia, Syria Silver
2005Almeria, Spain Gold
Players
Referees

Cycling

Boxing

Fencing

Football

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
Referees
FIFA listed refereesː

Freediving

Handball

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

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

Ice hockey

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

Judo

In the Mediterranean Games
Year Event Name Rank
1997 Mediterranean Games, Bari, Italy48 kg.Gülnigar Gülsaran Bronze
61 kg.Neşe Yazıcı Bronze
66 kg.Gamze Sakızlıgil Bronze
72 kg.Zarife Yıldırım Bronze
2001 Mediterranean Games, Tunis, Tunisia48 kg.Neşe Şensoy Gold
2005 Mediterranean Games, Almeria, Spain48 kg.Neşe Şensoy Bronze
52 kg.Aynur Samat Silver
78 kg.Seda Karadağ Bronze
78+ kg.Belkıs Zehra Kaya Gold
2009 Mediterranean Games, Pescara, Italy48 kg.Derya Cibir Bronze
78+ kg.Gülşah Kocatürk Bronze

Modern pentathlon

Rowing

Sailing

Windsurfing

Swimming

Name Competition Host Event Rank
Melis Akarsu 2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia200m butterfly Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia400m ind medley Silver
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 200 m free relay Gold
Gizem Bozkurt 2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey4 × 100 m free relay Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia100 m free Silver
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia200m ind medley Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 100 m free relay Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 200 m free relay Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 100 m medley relay Bronze
Ceren Dilek 2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 100 m free relay Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 100 m medley relay Bronze
Burcu Dolunay 2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey50m free Bronze
2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey4 × 100 m free relay Bronze
Dilara Buse Gunaydin 2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey50m breast Silver
2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey100m breast Bronze
Esra Kübra Kaçmaz 2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey4 × 100 m free relay Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia50m butterfly Silver
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia200m back Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia100m butterfly Silver
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 200 m free relay Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 100 m free relay Gold
Ayşe Ezgi Yazıcı 2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia50m butterfly Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia100m butterfly Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 100 m medley relay Bronze
Halime Zülal Zeren 2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey200m back Bronze
2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey4 × 100 m free relay Bronze
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia200m free Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia50m back Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia200m back Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 100 m free relay Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 200 m free relay Gold
2013 Islamic Solidarity GamesPalembang, Indonesia4 × 100 m medley relay Bronze

Table tennis

Taekwondo

Tennis

Some notable Turkish female tennis players include:

Volleyball

National teams

The Turkish Women's National Team, is also known as "Filenin Sultanları" (Sultans of the Net) won gold medal at the European Games in 2015, beating Poland 3–0 at the final.

In the Mediterranean Games
Year City Rank
1975 Mediterranean GamesAlgiers, Algeria Bronze
1987 Mediterranean GamesLatakia, Syria Silver
1991 Mediterranean GamesAthens, Greece Silver
1993 Mediterranean GamesLanguedoc-Roussillon, France Bronze
1997 Mediterranean GamesBari, Italy Silver
2001 Mediterranean GamesTunis, Tunisia Silver
2005 Mediterranean GamesAlmeria, Spain Gold
2009 Mediterranean GamesPescara, Italy Silver
2013 Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey Silver

Club teams

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 polo

National team players:

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Paralympic sports

Archery
Athletics
Goalball
Judo
Powerlifting
Shooting
Swimming
Table tennis
  • Ümran Ertiş (born 1996), Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player
  • Neslihan Kavas (born 1987), Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player
  • Kübra Öçsoy (born 1994), Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player
Wheelchair tennis

References

  1. Official results
  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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