Neslihan Yigit - Updated Jul 2024

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Bursa, Turkey
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Bursa, Turkey

Neslihan Yigit

Neslihan Yigit is a badminton player from Turkey. Neslihan Yigit plays right-handed and is coached by aatay Taşdemir at Ankara Metropolitan Municipality’s Egospor club.

Early Life and Childhood

Neslihan Yigit was born on February 26, 1994, in Bursa, Turkey her age is 30 years old as of 2024 and Yigit is a naturalized Turkish citizen who practices Muslim.

Similarly, her birth sign is Pisces currently, she is living in Bursa. Yigit has received a lot of family support for her to be successful in her career. Moreover, Yigit’s family has been there for her every step. Yigit is the only well-educated member of her family.

However, there is no additional information available regarding Yigit’s parents and siblings. Yigit may not want to share information about her family to keep them out of the spotlight. We hope Yigit will provide more information about her family to the media.


Regarding her educational background, Yigit has done her schooling at a Bursa Çelebi Mehmet Lisesi in Bursa. Later, Yigit graduated from Bursa Uludağ University. However, Yigit’s additional academic credentials are unavailable.

Neslihan Yigit – Net Worth 2024

Neslihan Yigit is a badminton player who has earned a considerable income from her work. Yigit’s estimated net worth is around $800k. Also, Yigit’s annual salary is $90k per year and her source of income is mainly her badminton profession.

Relationship Status

Neshliha Yigit may be single and not dating anyone right now. Also, Yigit hasn’t been married before and doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements. Moreover, Yigit has no children and it is seen that Yigit is quite happy being single at the moment. Moreover, there is no indication on Yigit’s social media that she is in a relationship


Neslihan Yigit believes her exclusion from All England 2021 was unfair. Nonetheless, Yigit hoped that the COVID-19 pandemic would be over soon and that the tournament could resume normal operations. Because one of the passengers on one of the planes tested positive for COVID-19, Indonesia was forced to withdraw.

As a result, the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom asked the Indonesian team to self-isolate for 10 days. Coincidently, Neslihan Yigit, who was on the same flight as Indonesia was not crossed out.

Career and Professional Life

Regarding her career, Yigit competed in international tournaments in singles and doubles with her partner Zge Bayrak, winning titles in 2011 and 2012. Her most recent victory with Zge Bayrak propelled her to 28th place in the women’s doubles world ranking list as of 20 August 2015.

Moreover, on October 1, 2019, she reached a career-high of 34th in the world list in the singles event. Yiit was ranked seventh in the World Juniors list. Moreover, Neslihan Yiit won silver medals in singles and doubles at the U17 European Championships in Medvode, Slovenia, in 2009.

Likewise, at the 2011 Spanish Junior International, she reached the singles semi-finals, won the girls’ doubles title, and finished second in the mixed doubles. Neslihan Yiit became the first Turkish badminton player to qualify for the Olympics. Yigit reached the quarterfinals of the Toyota Thailand Open in 2021 but lost to eventual champion Carolina Marn.

Neslihan Yigit

Caption: Neslihan Yigit playing badminton match. Source: VOI

She won bronze at the European Championships after defeating defending champion Marn in straight games in the semi-finals. At the Tokyo Olympics, Yigit was drawn in group A with top seed and eventual champion Chen Yufei, whom she lost 14-21, 9-21. Yigit reached the 2021 Hylo Open quarterfinals.

After defeating Aakarshi Kashyap and Kristin Kuuba in the first two rounds, she was stopped in the quarters by eventual champion Busanan Ongbamrungphan. Yigit reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 Indonesia Masters. On her way, she defeated 6th seed Michelle Li and Marija Ulitina in straight games. However, P. V. Sindhu defeated her in the quarter-finals.

Brand Endorsements

Yigit has not endorsed any brand, nor has she promoted anything, nor has she been seen in any brand collaborations.

Awards and Nominations

Neslihan Yiit won the women’s singles title at the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games, the women’s doubles title in 2013, and the women’s doubles title in 2018. Yigit also won bronze medals at the 2015 European Games and the European Championships in 2021 and 2022. Also, from 2010-2019 Yigit won 25 winning titles and 27 runner-up titles.

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Caption: Neslihan getting an award. Source: Turkiye Badminton

Body Measurements

Talking about her height Yigit is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 65kg. Similarly, Yigit’s body measurement is 33-27-33 inches her eye color is brown and her hair color is black. Also, Yigit’s dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 9(US).

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Caption: Neslihan giving a pose. Source: Turkiye Badminton

Neslihan Yigit – Social Media

Neslihan Yigit is very active on Instagram. She has 15.4k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @neslihanyigits. Similarly, her Twitter handle @neslihanyigits is followed by 515k followers. Moreover, Yigit is not available on any other social media including Facebook.