Ayşegül Çoban

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Ayşegül Çoban
Personal information
Nationality Turkish
Born (1992-12-16) December 16, 1992 (age 24)
Konya, Turkey
Residence Konya
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Country Turkey
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) –53 kg
Club Konya Kuyulusebil Spor Kulübü
Turned pro 2010
Coached by
  • Talat Ünlü
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 81 kg (2014)
  • Clean & Jerk: 114 kg (2014)
  • Total: 195 kg (2014)

Ayşegül Çoban (born December 16, 1992) is a Turkish female weightlifter competing in the – 53 kg division.[1] She is a native of Konya.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ayşegül was born on December 16, 1992 to Ali Çoban and his wife Döndü in a poor peasant family. Due to her family's limited economic situation, Çoban enrolled in a foster boarding school to receive a better education.[3]

In the school, she showed interest in weightlifting, and began with exercise promoted by her teacher of physical education, Sibel Ünlü, wife of the Turkey national weightlifting team's head coach Talat Ünlü. In the beginning, Talat Ünlü was not convinced by the young girl's talent.[3][4]

After gaining some success in sports, she was able to purchase a house with garden at Aydınlıkevler neighborhood of Selçuklu district in Konya Province, where she lives together with her parents. Çoban studies at the School of Physical Education and Sports of the Selçuk University in Konya.[3]


Ayşegül Çoban was admitted to the national team in 2007. She became 15-times national champion. In 2007, she broke the national record lifting 86 kg in the clean and jerk discipline in her age category.[4]

In 2007, she won the silver medal at the European Youth U17 Championship in Pavia, Italy, and captured the gold medal at the 2008 European Youth Championship in Ameins, France. She repeated her success as champion next year at the 2009 European Youth Championships in Eilat, Israel.[4][5]

In 2009, Çoban became champion at the European Junior Championship held in Landskrona, Sweden.[4] In 2010, she was again European junior champion in Limassol, Cyprus. At the 2012 European Junior Championships held in Eilat, Israel, she gained the bronze medal.[5]

Ayşegül Çoban won the bronze medal at the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships held in Kazan, Russia.[1] At the 2013 European Weightlifting Championships held in Tirana, Albania, Çoban reached to silver medal in the clean&jerk discipline of the -53 kg event that sufficed only to a fourth rank in total.[5][6] At the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, she won the bronze medal in the -53 kg division.

Ayşegül Coban achieved first place in the women's 53 kg class at the 17th Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey, on 20 June 2013, with 82 kg Snatch, 110 Clean and Jerk, with 192 kg total.[7]

On 16 October 2013, Ayşegül Coban competed in the 53 kg women's class at the 2013 IWF World Championships in Wroclaw, Poland. She successfully lifted 77 kg in the Snatch, but did not achieve a successful lift in the Clean and Jerk.[8]


European Youth U17 Championships[5]
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Silver 44 kg 56.0 72.0 128.0 Pavia, ITA July 28, 2007
 Gold 47 kg 62.0 87.0 149.0 Ameins, FRA July 21, 2008
 Gold 53 kg 73.0 95.0 168.0 Eilat, ISR September 7, 2009
European Junior Championships[5]
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Gold 53 kg 73.0 100.0 173.0 Landskrona, SWE July 28, 2009
 Gold 53 kg 78.0 105.0 183.0 Limassol, CYP November 11, 2010
 Bronze 53 kg 75.0 103.0 178.0 Eilat, ISR December 29, 2012
European Championships[5]
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Gold 53 kg 81.0 114.0 195.0 Tel Aviv, ISR April 6, 2014
 Bronze 53 kg 75.0 105.0 180.0 Kazan, RUS April 11, 2013
4th 53 kg 80.0 105.0 185.0 Tirana, ALB April 6, 2011
Summer Universiade
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Bronze 53 kg 79.0 110.0 189.0 Kazan, RUS July 7, 2013
Mediterranean Games
Rank Discipline Snatch Clean&Jerk Total Place Date
 Silver 53 kg 82.0 Mersin, TUR June 2013
 Gold 53 kg 110.0 Mersin, TUR June 2013


  1. ^ a b "90th Men And 24th Women European Championships". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Halter" (in Turkish). Konya GSGM. Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  3. ^ a b c "Küçük dev kız Ayşegül". Sabah (in Turkish). 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Yeteneksiz denilen kız Avrupa Şampiyonu oldu". Hürriyet Spor (in Turkish). 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Coban Aysegul". Weightlifting Database. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Ayşegül'den gümüş madalya". TRT Spor. 2013-04-10. Archived from the original on 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  7. ^ "XVII MEDITERRANEAN GAMES, Women's Results". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  8. ^ "2013 IWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Women's Results". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 

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