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Support Project for Olympic Girls

We stand for all female athletes against all bias hindering them!

As part of our responsible banking approach, we take pride in standing for both sports and athletes while acting in line with our mission of improving social gender equality in Turkey!

Accordingly; underlining that women should be on the ground rather than being just a spectator on every platform as part of the ING's Support Project for Olympic Girls, we provide support to Tutya Yilmaz, the Olympic Gymnast, and Eda Tugsuz, the National Athlete who came in Third in the World Junior Championship, and Yasemin Adar, the World Champion Olympic Wrestler, and Ilke Ozyuksel, the Champion of the Olympic Pentathlete who became the Champion of the World Junior Championship, and Yasemin Anagoz, the Olympic Archer who became the European Champion, and Irem Yaman, the National Taekwondo Athlete who became the World Champion, and Meryem Bekmez, the National Athlete who came in Second in the World Junior Championship, and Nazli Cagla Donertas, the Olympic Yacht Racer who came in Third in the European Championship during their challenging Olympic journey. We believe that our support will touch not only our national athletes, but also many girls who will take courage from their stories, and we aim to show the place of women to the entire world.

We're heading to Tokyo hand in hand with our Olympic girls Tutya Yilmaz, Eda Tugsuz, Yasemin Adar, Ilke Ozyuksel, Yasemin Anagoz, Irem Yaman, Meryem Bekmez and Nazli Cagla Donertas to represent Turkey!

You go girls!

Let's know our 7 female athletes, who are as strong as the world, better!

Yasemin Adar, the World Champion Olympic Wrestler

Yasemin, born in 1991 and known for breaking many grounds, started her sports life with shot put, and continued on the wrestling mat. After receiving a medal in the 72-kg category in 2013 Mediterranean Games, she was entitled to receive the gold medal in 2016 European Championship, which is the first gold medal received by a woman in the Turkish wrestling history! Yasemin became not only the European Champion for four times in a row, but also the World Champion, and had her name written in gold letters as the first female world champion Turkish wrestler.

Tutya Yilmaz, the Olympic Gymnast

Tutya, who was born in 2000 and has been sweating in the gyms since she was 4, has attained great achievements at a young age.

Being rewarded for her efforts at 8 years old when she became the Turkey champion, Tutya is the youngest gymnast who is entitled to join the Olympic Games in the Turkish gymnastics history. Joining the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 as the second Turkish female gymnast, Tutya pulls out all the stops for Tokyo to make us proud of her for many long years ahead!

Irem Yaman, the World-Champion National Taekwondo Athlete

Born in 1995 in Ankara in a sportive family, Irem has successfully turned sports into her lifestyle. After receiving the gold medal in 2015 Russia World Championship for which she got prepared under the leadership of her father, she has been granted with 24 medals in 31 tournaments she has joined since 2016.

Granted with the award of "Female Player of the Year" by the World Taekwondo Federation in 2018, our young athlete competed in the 62-kg category in the World Taekwondo Championship in the UK and received the gold medal, and she became the first Turkish female taekwondo player who has become the world champion for the second time.

Eda Tugsuz, the National Athlete who came in Third in the World Junior Championship

Born in 1997, Eda is a young and successful athlete holding the record in javelin throw in Turkey. With her javelin throw performance of 63,87 meters in 2017 World Championship, where she completed the championship in the 5th place, she became our first female athlete who has made it to the finals in javelin throw!

Becoming popular for the medals she received in the U23 category, Eda was entitled to receive the bronze medal in the senior European Cup in 2019. Getting ready to join the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Eda sets her heart on becoming the champion of the Olympic Games at early 20s

Yasemin Anagoz, the European-Champion Olympic Archer

Born in 1999 and working out for 10 hours a day, Yasemin is one of our determined athletes who competed in 2016 Rio Olympic Games when she was just 17 years old.

Returning with the gold and silver medals from 2018 European Championship and 2018 World Cup Final, respectively, our young athlete was granted with the award of "Athlete of the Year" by the World Archery Federation in 2019.

Ilke Ozyuksel, the World Junior Champion Olympic Pentathlete

Born in 1997, Ilke started her sports life with swimming. Then maintaining her career in running, horse riding, fencing and riding, she became the first athlete to represent our country in the modern pentathlon.

Holding the world record in the Junior European Championship of Modern Pentathlon, Ilke has also broke many records in the world championships! Receiving the silver medal last in 2019 Modern Pentathlon World Cup, Ilke sets her eyes on the gold medal in Tokyo.

Eda Tugsuz, the National Athlete who came in Second in the World Junior Championship

Born in 2001 in Diyarbakir, Meryem is one of our talented athletes who has broken many records and developed herself in 20 km walking event.

Returning home with the silver medal from the U20 World Championship, Meryem is a young and accomplished athlete holding 5 records in Turkey and 1 record in the Balkans in walking. Known for breaking the record, which couldn't be broken for 16 years, and becoming the champion in the EA Permit Walking Challenge, Meryem continues to break her own record in Turkey in every race.

Nazli Cagla Donertas, the Olympic Yacht Racer who came in Third in the European Championship

Born in 1991, Cagla is one of our national athletes who has competed in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and became the source of pride of Turkey in the yacht category. She came in third in the European Championship in 2012, and brought the bronze medal, which is the first European Championship medal of the Turkish yacht history, to our country.

Our national athlete Nazli Cagla Donertas achieved a ranking in the 2018 World Yacht Championship, and became entitled to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.