Türkiye Sports Events in July 2024

Türkiye Sports Events in July 2024

  • 20 June 2024

World Aquatics Women’s U16 Water Polo Championships 2024 (June 28 - July 4, Manisa)

The city of Manisa in Türkiye is set to host the prestigious World Aquatics Women’s U16 Water Polo Championships from June 28 to July 4, 2024. This highly anticipated event will see 24 teams from around the globe compete for the coveted title. Representing Europe are Hungary, the reigning world champions, alongside Spain, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Croatia, Germany, Serbia, Israel, and host nation Turkey. From Asia, teams from Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and Uzbekistan will showcase their prowess, while the USA, Canada, Peru, Mexico, and Brazil will represent the Americas. Africa's competitors include South Africa and Zimbabwe, and from Oceania, Australia and New Zealand will be vying for top honors. The championship is the celebration of young athletic talent. As the teams prepare to make a splash, fans worldwide eagerly await a week of intense competition and outstanding water polo action in the beautiful setting of Manisa.

Türkiye Kickboxing Tournament (July 2 - 10, Konya)

Konya, a city steeped in history and culture, is set to host the much-anticipated Türkiye Kickboxing Tournament from July 2nd to 10th, 2024. This thrilling event promises to deliver nine days of adrenaline-fueled action as kickboxing enthusiasts from across the country converge to showcase their skills and vie for championship titles.

Kickboxing, a dynamic combat sport combining traditional martial arts elements with modern techniques, will take center stage at the tournament. Fighters will compete in various weight classes and divisions, including amateur and professional categories, offering a diverse range of matches for spectators to enjoy.

The tournament, renowned for its electrifying atmosphere and fiercely competitive bouts, will feature both traditional kickboxing and K1 rules matches. Participants will demonstrate their mastery of striking techniques, including punches, kicks, knee strikes, and elbow strikes, as they battle it out in the ring.

Kickboxing, often hailed as one of the most intense and physically demanding combat sports, requires athletes to possess exceptional speed, strength, and endurance. Fighters must employ a strategic combination of offensive and defensive tactics to outmaneuver their opponents and secure victory.

The Türkiye Kickboxing Tournament serves as a platform for aspiring fighters to showcase their talent, gain valuable experience, and elevate their careers in the sport. Beyond the thrill of competition, the event fosters camaraderie among athletes and promotes the values of discipline, respect, and sportsmanship.

13th (Hearing Impaired) Handball European Championship (July 3 - 17, Ankara)

Ankara, the vibrant capital city of Türkiye, is gearing up to welcome athletes and spectators alike for the 13th European Handball Championship for the hearing impaired. Scheduled to take place from July 3rd to 17th, 2024, this prestigious sporting event promises to showcase the exceptional talent and determination of deaf athletes from across Europe.

The European Handball Championship for the hearing impaired is a testament to the inclusivity and diversity of the sports world, providing a platform for deaf athletes to compete at the highest level. Held every two years, the championship features thrilling matches and fierce competition as teams vie for continental glory.

Handball, a fast-paced and dynamic sport, requires teamwork, skill, and strategic thinking. Players utilize a combination of speed, agility, and precision as they navigate the court, aiming to score goals while defending against their opponents.

This year's championship holds special significance as it provides an opportunity for deaf athletes to showcase their talent and athleticism on the international stage. Competitors will demonstrate their prowess in both men's and women's divisions, captivating audiences with their skillful plays and spirited performances.

In line with its commitment to promoting inclusivity and accessibility in sports, HIS Sports is proud to support adaptive sports initiatives, including the handball for the hearing impaired. By providing resources, facilities, and encouragement, HIS Sports aims to empower athletes of all abilities to pursue their sporting dreams and achieve success.

Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling (July 5 - 7, Edirne)

The centuries-old tradition of Kırkpınar oil wrestling, deeply embedded in Turkish culture, is once again set to captivate spectators as the 663rd edition of the renowned tournament approaches. Scheduled to take place from July 5th to 7th in Edirne, Türkiye, this historic event promises three days of fierce competition and cultural celebration.

Originating in 1360 near Edirne, Türkiye, Kırkpınar has become an emblematic symbol of Turkish heritage, with Pehlivans (wrestlers) from across the country gathering to showcase their strength and skill in the traditional sport of oil wrestling, known locally as "yağlı güreş."

Each year, the tournament culminates in electrifying finals on the last day, where the top three wrestlers in each category are crowned. The prestigious title of Başpehlivan (chief wrestler) is bestowed upon the ultimate victor, a tradition dating back centuries and imbued with profound significance in Turkish wrestling culture.

Notably, Kırkpınar oil wrestling holds a special place on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, recognizing its enduring importance and cultural significance. The tournament serves not only as a showcase of athletic prowess but also as a celebration of Türkiye’s rich cultural heritage and traditions.

Currently reigning as Başpehlivan is Yusuf Can Zeybek, a formidable competitor whose skill and strength have earned him widespread acclaim in the world of oil wrestling. As the 663rd Kırkpınar tournament approaches, anticipation is high as fans eagerly await the thrilling displays of athleticism and camaraderie that define this historic event.

The Kırkpınar Festival, held in conjunction with the tournament, adds to the festive atmosphere, offering attendees a vibrant array of cultural performances, music, and culinary delights.

With its long history, cultural significance, and fiercely competitive spirit, the Kırkpınar oil wrestling tournament continues to stand as a testament to Türkiye’s enduring traditions and the enduring spirit of its people. As preparations for the 663rd edition near completion, all eyes turn to Edirne, where the next chapter in this storied tradition is set to unfold.

Istanbul Youth Open 2024 (July 11 - 14, Istanbul)

Istanbul's sporting scene is set to come alive from July 11th to 14th as the BAŞAKŞEHİR Youth and Sports District Directorate hosts the eagerly anticipated Youth Open Badminton Championship. Taking place at the district's sports facilities, the tournament promises four days of intense competition and exhilarating matches.

Badminton, a sport known for its speed, agility, and precision, will take center stage as young athletes from across Istanbul compete in various age categories, including U9, U11, U13, and U15. With each participant vying for glory, spectators can expect to witness exceptional displays of skill and determination on the court.

The modern facilities at the BAŞAKŞEHİR Youth and Sports District Directorate boast four courts, providing ample space for matches to unfold. As competitors showcase their talent and athleticism, the championship will culminate in thrilling finals on July 14th, where the top players in each category will vie for championship titles.

Badminton, often referred to as the world's fastest racquet sport, requires a unique blend of speed, agility, and strategic thinking. Players use lightweight racquets to hit a shuttlecock back and forth over a net, aiming to score points by landing the shuttlecock within the boundaries of the opponent's court.

The Youth Open Badminton Championship offers young athletes an opportunity to showcase their skills, compete against their peers, and foster a love for the sport. Beyond the thrill of competition, the tournament promotes camaraderie, sportsmanship, and the values of fair play and respect.

Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail (July 12 - 14, Bursa)

The "Uludağ Premium Ultra Trail," a trail running event to be held on July 12-13-14, aims to offer an unforgettable race experience to all participants by combining the magnificent nature and local texture of Uludağ and its surroundings with its technical structure.

With stages of 100K, 66K, 30K, 16K, and 6K, the event will host both domestic and international athletes of all levels. Runners will traverse through significant and valuable locations of Bursa, such as Cennet Tepe, Kirazlı Yayla, Süleymaniye, Hünkar Köşkü, Zeyniler, Cumalıkızık, Kürekli Şelalesi, Saitabat Şelalesi, Buzul Göletler, Uludağ Zirve, Softaboğan Şelalesi, Bakacak, Kurbağakaya, and Sarıalan. They will experience both challenging and enjoyable race routes.

EuroHockey Championship (July 16 - 20, Konya)

The Women’s U21 Championship II-B is set to kick off from July 16-20, 2024, with teams from Scotland, Poland, Ukraine, and Turkey competing in what promises to be an exhilarating tournament. This year’s event, held at the picturesque city of Konya, features a new format that combines the previous U21 Championship II and III into two parallel competitions, Championship II-A and II-B. Both levels are now effectively played at the same competitive tier, with the winners earning promotion to the prestigious 2026 U21 Championships.

The Women’s EuroHockey U21 Championship, organized by the European Hockey Federation, has been a key fixture in the field hockey calendar since its inception in 1977. Serving as a qualification tournament for the Women's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup, it showcases the best young talent in Europe. In a move to align with modern standards, the tournament was renamed from the Women’s EuroHockey Junior Championship to the Women’s EuroHockey U21 Championship in June 2023, reflecting its focus on the under-21 age category.

This summer’s tournament in Konya promises high stakes and intense competition. The stakes are particularly high as the top teams from both the Championship II-A and II-B will be promoted to the 2026 U21 Championships, a gateway to further international glory.

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