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Merve Çoban
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Çoban in 2017
Personal information
Born 25 January 1993 (1993-01-25) (age 28)
Sport
Country Turkey
Sport Karate
Weight class 61 kg

Merve Çoban (born 25 January 1993) is a Turkish karateka. She won the bronze medal in the 61 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She is also a gold medalist and a two-time silver medalist in the women's kumite 61 kg event at the European Karate Championships.

She won the gold medal in the kumite 68 kg event at the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games held in Palembang, Indonesia. She also represented her country at the European Games in 2015 and in 2019 and she won a medal on both occasions.

Career

In 2015, she won the silver medal in the women's kumite 61 kg event at the 2015 European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan. At the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus, she won one of the bronze medals in the women's kumite 61 kg event.

In 2019, she won the gold medal in the women's kumite 61 kg event at the 2019 European Karate Championships held in Guadalajara, Spain. She also won the silver medal in the women's team kumite event.

She represented Turkey at the 2020 Summer Olympics in karate.

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Rank Event
2013 Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 1st Kumite 68 kg
2014 European Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd Kumite 68 kg
1st Team kumite
World Championships Bremen, Germany 3rd Team kumite
2015 European Games Baku, Azerbaijan 2nd Kumite 61 kg
2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Baku, Azerbaijan 3rd Kumite 61 kg
2018 European Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 3rd Kumite 61 kg
2019 European Games Minsk, Belarus 3rd Kumite 61 kg
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 3rd Kumite 61 kg
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