Kayra Sayit

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Kayra Sayit
Personal information
Birth nameKetty Mathé
Born (1988-02-13) 13 February 1988 (age 31)
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)
Event(s)+78 kg

Kayra Sayıt (born Ketty Mathé on 13 February 1988) is a French-born Turkish European champion female judoka competing in the +78 kg division.[1] Coming from Saint-Brieuc-de-Mauron in Brittany, she competed for France until her marriage in Turkey in February 2015. She then changed her name from Ketty Mathé to Kayra Sayıt, and began to compete for Turkey after acquiring the Turkish citizenship.[2][3]

She was a finalist in Prague in 2011,[4] and was selected along with fellow Breton Laëtitia Payet for the World Championships in judo from 23 to 28 August in Paris-Bercy.[5]

In 2016, she won the gold medal at Grand Prix Tblisi,[6] and at the European Judo Championships in Kazan, Russia.[7]


As of 25 April 2016.[3]

Medal winner in senior tournaments only.

Year Tournament Place Weight class
Competitor for  France
2007 European Open Championships 3rd Open class
European Team Championships Minsk 3rd +78 kg team
World Cup Vienna 3rd +78 kg
2008 Super World Cup Tournoi de Paris 3rd +78 kg
World Cup Warsaw 3rd +78 kg
World Cup Rome 1st +78 kg
Super World Cup Moscow 1st +78 kg
2011 Grand Prix Abu Dhabi 2nd +78 kg
World Cup Prague 2nd +78 kg
World Cup Rome 1st +78 kg
2012 European Team Championships Chelyabinsk 2nd +70 kg team
World Cup Budapest 3rd +78 kg
2014 Belgian Ladies Open Arlon 1st +78 kg
Swiss Judo Open Uster 1st +78 kg
European Cup London 1st +78 kg
Competitor for  Turkey
2015 Grand Prix Budapest 1st +78 kg
Grand Prix Tashkent 3rd +78 kg
2016 Grand Prix Tblisi 1st +78 kg
European Championships 1st +78 kg


  1. ^ IJF profile
  2. ^ "Ketty Mathé à cœur ouvert". Le Parisien (in French). 5 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Kayra Sayit – Judoka". Jıdo Inside. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Coupe du monde. Ketty Mathé finaliste à Prague! – L'ex-Briochine Ketty Mathé a retrouvé tout son judo pour décrocher l'argent à Prague lors d'une Coupe du monde. Seulement battue par la Chinoise Qin". Le Télégramme (in French). 27 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Mondiaux 2011 à Paris-Bercy. Mathé et Payet sélectionnées". Le Télégramme (in French). 6 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Kayra Sayit Grand Prix Şampiyonu." (in Turkish). İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi por Kulübü. 27 March 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Kayra Sayit Avrupa Şampiyonu, Belkıs Kaya Avrupa Üçüncüsü" (in Turkish). ;stanbul Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor Müdürlüğü. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.

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