Gülsüm Tatar

Gülsüm Şeyma Tatar
Rated at light welterweight
Nationality Turkish
Born (1985-02-06) February 6, 1985
Kars, Turkey

Gülsüm Şeyma Tatar (February 6, 1985 in Kars, Turkey)[1][2] is a world and European champion[3] Turkish female boxer. After having boxed seven years for the sports club Fenerbahçe Boxing in Istanbul,[4][5] she transferred in 2010 to Birlikspor in Kayseri, Turkey.[6]

She comes from a family of boxers. Her uncle, Kibar Tatar, was a notable Turkish boxer, and her brother was interested in boxing. She was educated in physical education at Fırat University in Elazığ.[7]

She became gold medalist in the lightweight (60 kg) division at the 2004 European Women's Boxing Championships held in Riccione, Italy[8] before she participated at the 3rd World Women's Boxing Championship held between September 25 and October 2, 2005 in Podolsk, Russia, and fought a silver medal.[9] At the 2008 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship held in Ningbo City, China, Gülsüm Tatar won the gold medal in the light welter (63 kg) division.[7]

She was awarded as the "best boxer" after winning gold in the light welterweight (64 kg) division at the 5th European Union Women's Championships held in Keszthely, Hungary between August 3-8, 2010.[3] Reigning European and World champion[3] Gülsüm Tatar has been officially invited to the 2012 London Olympics, at which women's boxing will debut. She will represent Turkey at the Olympics as the first female boxer.[6]

As of December 1, 2010, Gülsüm Tatar ranked first in her weight category at the "World Women's Rankings" list.[10]

At the 2011 Women's European Amateur Boxing Championships held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, she reached to her third European gold medal.[11]

India's L Sarita Devi (60kg) stunned defending champion and world number 2 Gulsum Tatar of Turkey to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the seventh World Women's Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, China on May 14th 2012.


  1. "Tatar Gulsum". AIBA. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  2. Kaya, Nurullah (2004-10-23). "Ringde aslan kesilirim dışarıda kuzu gibiyim". Zaman (in Turkish). Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  3. 1 2 3 "Gulsum Tatar Awarded Best Boxer in Keszthely". AIBA International Boxing Association. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  4. Newspaper Milliyet January 15, 2006 (Turkish)
  5. Fenerbahçe Boxing squad
  6. 1 2 "Gülsüm Tatar to be first Turkish female to box at the Olympics". Today's Zaman. 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  7. 1 2 Erdoğan, Ali (November 29, 2008). "Altın yumruklar" (in Turkish). Sabah.
  8. Makismum Spor (Turkish)
  9. USA Boxing
  10. "World Women's Rankings Dec 2010". Until The Next Round. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  11. "Avrupa Boks Şampiyonası'nda çifte şampiyonluk". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-23.

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