20 May Monday

IMM’s Irem Yaman Wins Gold Medal at World Taekwondo Championships

İrem Yaman, an athlete of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, won the gold medal in the World Taekwondo Championships held in the U.K. on Sunday.

Irem Yaman, an athlete of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club, won the gold medal in the women's 62 kg category at the World Taekwondo Championships in the U.K.

She is a twice world champion Turkish female taekwondo athlete competing in the lightweight division.

Beating her Brazilian opponent Caroline Santos 21-7 in the final match, Yaman protected her title as the world champion she won in 2015 and became the first Turkish female athlete to win the gold medal twice in taekwondo.

She is expected to represent Turkey in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Yaman beat Tunisian, Chinese and French opponents to excel to the final.

The 23-year old athlete had won the world championship and gold medal in Russia in 2015.

Earlier on Sunday, another Turkish athlete Nur Tatar Askari won a silver medal in women's 67 kg category after losing to China's Mengyu Zhang.

Rukiye Yıldırım and Nafia Kuş won bronze medals in the championships.

All the achievements of Irem Yaman in her career:
• European Under-21 Champion Taekwondo (August 2014 - Turkey)
• Senior World Champion (May 2015 - Russia)
• European Taekwondo Championship Champion (May 2016 - Switzerland)
• Islamic Games Champion (May 2017 - Baku)
• Universities Summer Sports Games Champion (August 2017 - Taiwan)
• WT Grand Slam Champions Series Champion (January 2018 - China)
• Senior European Champion (May 2018 - Russia)
• Mediterranean Games Champion (June 2018 - Spain)
• Grand Prix 2nd Series Champion (August 2018 - Russia)
• Grand Prix 3. Series Champion (September 2018 - Taiwan)
• 4th President's Championship (February 2019 - Antalya)
• US Open Taekwondo Tournament Champion (March 2019 - Las Vegas)
• Belgium Open Taekwondo Tournament first runner-up (March 2019 - Belgium)
• Senior World Champion (May 2019 - UK)

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