Infographic: The number of female athletes has increased 30-fold in 20 years-TRT Spor

According to data from the Ministry of Youth Sports, the number of female athletes increased from 66,709 in 2002 to 2,54,862 in January 2022.

Women’s interest has increased 30.8 times over the last 20 years.

Maximum increase and athletes are chess

The branch with the highest number of female athletes was chess.

As of January 2022, chess has 293,434 licensed female players. Volleyball with 230,000 694 athletes and Taekwondo with 209,000 182 athletes are following chess.

Chess was the branch with the highest number of female athletes compared to 2002. The Turkish Chess Federation, which had 1975 female athletes in 2002, added 291,459 to this figure.

Changes over the last 20 years

federation 2002 2022
Shooting and hunting 338 5,243
Athletics 4, 215 112 thousand 150
badminton 717 55 thousand 886
basketball 9,388 77 thousand 590
Disabled 30 1315
Billiards 62 3,579
riding 224 4,999
bicycle 87 8000 162
Bocchi, bowling, darts ―――― 34,641
boxing 525 21,000 645
bridge 461 2,339
Ice Sports (Ice Skating-Ice Hockey) 144 6,639
Gymnastics 715 67 thousand 335
curling ―――― 671
Climbing 935 2797
Dance sports ―――― 12000 73
fencing 211 6,690
eSports ―――― 2,319
Traditional Turkish archery ―――― 3,280
Traditional sports 11th 3,391
Emerging sports sector ―――― 3,106
golf 89 2,814
Visually impaired 35 1444
wrestling 259 10,63
Folk dance 116 96 thousand 600
barbell 78 78 3,507
Air sports ―――― 871
handball 6,31 47 thousand 614
Sports for everyone 234 77 thousand 98
hockey 54 6,790
Deaf 212 2,120
scout 97 73 thousand 443
judo 2,254 43 thousand 62
karate 2,863 88,000 38
Skiing 679 11 thousand 356
skateboard ―――― 240
Sled ―――― 499
Kickbox ―――― 65 thousand 86
shovel 258 2,344
Table tennis 1374 60,602
Modern pentathlon 0 2,413
motorcycle ―――― 2,154
Muay Thai ―――― 26 thousand 227
archery 351 17,000 206
orienteering 300 11,000 805
Autosport Four 779
Special athlete 67 67 5,362
Canoeing and rafting 20 2,912
rugby 191 3,899
chess 1975 293 thousand 434
Underwater sports 586 4,360
Water ball ―――― 3,896
Taekwondo 11 thousand 213 209 thousand 182
tennis 955 36,34
triathlon 19 19 2,738
volleyball 15,170 236,94
Bodybuilding and fitness 96 17 thousand 162
Martial arts, kung fu ―――― 36 thousand 632
sail 585 7,292
swimming 2,481 93,000 240
total: 66 thousand 709 2,054,862

Note: Boche, Bowling, Darts, Curling, e-Sports, Traditional Turkish Archery, Dance Sports, Emerging Sports Branch, Air Sports, Skateboarding, Sleigh, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Motorcycles, Water Ball, Wuzhou, since 2002 Kickboxing Federation It was later established, the number of authorized athletes of the day is not included in the table.

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