Aylin Daşdelen

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Aylin Daşdelen
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1982-01-01) January 1, 1982 (age 32)
Yiğitler village, Yenifakılı, Yozgat
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
Country Turkey
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 58 kg
Club Kocaeli Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kağıt Spor Kulübü

Aylin Daşdelen (born 1982 in Yiğitler village, Yenifakılı, Yozgat, Turkey) is a European champion Turkish female weightlifter competing in the Women's 53 kg and 58 kg divisions. At the championships held 2003 in Loutraki, Greece, she broke three European records, in snatch, clean&jerk and in total weight lifted of the -58 kg division.[1]

Aylin is a member of the Kocaeli Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kağıt Spor Kulübü in İzmit.

Early life[edit]

She was born 1982 in Yiğitler village, Yenifakılı, Yozgat Province.[2]

Scandal[edit]

Aylin Daşdelen and her two teammates, Sibel Şimşek and Şule Şahbaz, filed in September 2004 complaints of sexual harassment against Mehmet Üstündağ, who was the coach of the Turkey national women’s weightlifting team. He was accused of repeated physical sexual molestation going back several years. The court ordered the arrest of him despite his denial. Daşdelen told a television news program that Üstündağ also made it a habit of "beating" his charges. She blamed the trainer also for the 1999 suicide of teammate Esma Can.

The only support for Üstündağ came from Nurcan Taylan, who in turn accused her three teammates of being "lesbians". Üstündağ came under investigation on similar charges in the 2000s, but the evidence was inconclusive.

Achievements[edit]

Olympics
Rank Event Year Venue Snatch Clean & Jerk Total
4 58 kg 2004 Athens, GRE 100.0 125.0 225.0
World Championships
Rank Event Year Venue Snatch Clean & Jerk Total
 Silver 53 kg 2011 Paris, FRA 126.0
 Silver 219.0
 Bronze 53 kg 2010 Antalya, TUR 90.0
 Silver 121.0
 Silver 211.0
 Bronze 58 kg 2003 Vancouver, CAN 92.5 117.5 210.0
 Silver 53 kg U-? 2002 Havirov, CZE 85.0
 Silver 105.0
 Silver 210.0
 Silver 58 kg U-16 1997 Cape Town, RSA 105.0
 Silver 182.5
European Championships
Rank Event Year Venue Snatch Clean & Jerk Total
 Bronze 53 kg 2012 Antalya, TUR 88.0
 Silver 113.0
 Silver 201.0
 Gold 53 kg 2011 Kazan, RUS 90.0
 Gold 112.0
 Gold 202.0
 Gold 53 kg 2010 Minsk, BLR 88.0
 Gold 120.0 ER
 Gold 208.0
 Bronze 53 kg 2009 Bucharest, ROM[3] 82.0
 Silver 105.0
 Silver 187.0
 Gold 58 kg 2004 Kiev, UKR[4] 98.5
 Silver 122.5
 Silver 220.0
 Silver 58 kg 2003 Loutraki, GRE[1] 98 ER
 Gold 123.0 ER
 Gold 220.0 ER
 Gold 53 kg 2002 Antalya, TUR 92.5
 Gold 112.5
 Gold 205.0
 Gold 58 kg U-16 1997 Sevilla, ESP 80.0
 Gold 53 kg U-16 1996 Burgas, BUL 65.0
 Gold 80.0
 Gold 145.0
Mediterranean Games
Rank Event Year Venue Snatch Clean & Jerk
 Bronze 58 kg 2009 Pescara, ITA[5] 87.0
 Gold 110.0
 Gold 58 kg 2013 Mersin, TUR 87.0
 Gold 113.0

Legend:

  • ER European record

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Results Women 58 kg". European Weightlifting Championships-Loutraki, Greece. Retrieved 2009-11-28. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Daşdelen, Cuma günü Yozgatta". Yerköy Gazetesi (in Turkish). Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  3. ^ "European Senior Weightlifting Championships Bucarest, Romania". EWF. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Bayan herküller". Sabah (in Turkish). 2004-04-22. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Akdeniz Oyunları-Aylin Daşdelen, 1 Altın ve 1 Bronz Kazandı" (in Turkish). General Directorate of Youth and Sports. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 

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