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List of popular female athletes from Turkey, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Turkey has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Turkish female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Turkey in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Turkey in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

Birsen Yavuz and Duygu Ulusoy are included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Turkey?" and "Who are the greatest female Turkish athletes?"
Elvan Abeylegesse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Turkey
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Elvan Abeylegesse, is an Ethiopian-born Turkish middle and long distance track and field athlete who runs in the disciplines of 1500 m, 3000 m and 5000 m, but also 10000 m, 2 miles and cross country. She is the former world-record holder for 5000 m, at 14:24.68. ...more

Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Nationality: Turkey

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Tuğba Karademir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Turkey
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Tuğba Karademir, is a Turkish Canadian former figure skater. She was the flag-bearer for Turkey at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where she placed 21st. ...more

Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

Nationality: Turkey

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Sviatlana Sudak is a Turkish female hammer thrower of Belarusian origin. ...more

Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus

Nationality: Turkey, Belarus

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Nurcan Taylan is a Turkish Olympic, world and European champion in weightlifting. She holds six European and one world record. She was born in Mamak, Ankara as the third child of a poor family originating from the town of Hafik in Sivas, Central Anatolia. Taylan was discovered at age of eleven by the Turkish national athlete and her later coach Mehmet Üstündağ as he was her teacher in physical education at the Mamak Secondary School in Ankara. Only 1.52 m tall, she lifted two World and five Olympic records in the women’s 48 kg category at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Nurcan Taylan is Turkey's first ever female Olympic gold medalist. She is student of physical education and sports and ...more

Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

Nationality: Turkey

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