Belkis Zehra Kaya Judoka

Belkis Zehra Kaya

Belkis Zehra Kaya

  • Country:Turkey
  • Born:18 March 1984 (36 years)
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Belkis Zehra Kaya won 3 European Championships medals in 2012, 2013 and in 2015 at the European Games in Baku. She won the World Junior medal in 2002. The Turkish judoka Kaya was European U23 Champion in 2004. She captured gold at the Balkan Championships in 2012 in Trebinje and gold in 2004 in Bucharest.

Transition queen Kayra Sayit takes first female European title for Turkey

23 Apr 2016 20:20

The fairy tail of the unseeded Turkish heavyweight Kayra Sayit is not over yet. The 28-year Sayit won the European title in the autumn of her career. Sayit switched from France to Turkey and changed her name from Mathé to Sayit and got more chances to fight internationally. Despite the competition in Turkey in the weight category she was able to take the European title with Belkis Zehra Kaya who won the bronze. Read more

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Kazan Judo preview +78kg: the internal battles for Rio might deliver fireworks

23 Apr 2016 06:05

Emilie Andeol is the double reining European champion. The French has a good draw at the European Championships in Kazan for her third title +78kg. She should be able to qualify for the semi finals. Andeol who ranked number 5 in the world and number 1 on the entry list may face Iryna Kindzerska of the Ukraine in the semi final. Both Iryna Kindzerska and Svitlana Iaromka are in a battle. Both athletes represent Ukraine however, only one can go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Read more


France at full strength with Teddy Riner at Grand Prix Samsun

31 Mar 2016 14:30

398 athletes from 68 nations kick-off for the Grand Prix in Samsun on Friday. Of course a big team from Turkey with 52 athletes will compete and the eyecatchers are the women fighting at Day 1 U48kg where Dilara Lokmanhekim and Ebru Sahin will fight for the top positions. Both are potential Olympic participants for Turkey, but only one can go. They are ranked closely, Lokmanheim at 13, Sahin at 14 in the latest Olympic Ranking. Lokmanhekim and Sahin are separated in two pools, but they can meet in the semi final. Read more

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Linda Bolder strengthens champions of Galatarasay

17 Dec 2015 17:00

The Turkish women’s team of Galatasaray will defend its European Club title this Saturday in Vienna. The Turkish star team will this time unveil another surprise. The Israelian input is doubled by Linda Bolder. The winner of the Grand Prix in Samsun and Zagreb this year will replace British Sally Conway in the weight category U70kg. Read more

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Teenager Sarah Asahina catches Jeju victory aged 19

28 Nov 2015 10:50

Teenager Asahina Sarah of Japan produced a sublime display as she won all five of her contests by ippon including the final against European Games bronze medallist Belkis Zehra Kaya (TUR). Former Junior world champion Asahina, who’s is world number 37 with her 19 years was supported by her parents in the crowd, was a breath of fresh air in the division with her ippon judo flowing all day long. Read more

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