Who is Kubra Dagli?
Kubra Dagli was born on 17th February 1997, in Istanbul, Turkey, and is recognized for being a martial artist who won a gold medal in World Taekwondo Championships in 2016. Her success led to her attracting more than 200,000 followers on her Instagram account ‘kubra.dagli’, in addition to getting her name put on the list of most famous martial artists today. She is also on the list of most popular celebrities on CELEB TREND. Moreover, she’s also ended up on the list of celebrities aged 21.
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Kubra keeps her early life and family very private and far from the public’s eye. Therefore, she never revealed her parents’ and any siblings’ names or occupations. In addition, it is unknown when Kubra Dagli exactly started training in taekwondo, however, according to sources close to her family, she was always a sports person. She was never interested in playing with dolls, dancing or other ‘girly’ stuff, but always showed an interest in fighting and training. Consequently, she started training taekwondo at a very early age, soon became obsessed with it, and spent almost all of her time training and preparing for competitions. So, it didn’t come as a surprise when she started competing in the freestyle division of taekwondo as a professional sportswoman at the age of 18.
Kubra’s Training and Daily Routine
Dagli competed in the category entitled ‘Poomsae Team’, and won a championship in Lima, Peru alongside Emirhan Muran. Kubra described ‘Poomsae’ as a type of taekwondo in which a person or team make all sorts of movements, which need to be arranged in a meaningful order so that they can respond adequately to attacks from many imaginary opponents. Kubra revealed that she wakes up every morning at 5am and starts her day with training – she trains twice a day to prepare for upcoming tournaments. She has her eyes set an Olympic gold, if it ever happens that taekwondo poomsae becomes an Olympian discipline.
Golden Medal and Controversy
Kubra’s gold medal at the World Taekwondo Championship in Lima, Peru in 2016 is considered as her greatest success and her breakthrough. However, the fact that a girl who was only 19 years old when she won the medal was not what caught everyone’s attention – what everyone saw was that she was wearing a hijab while competing. This started a conversation on a national level, in which Dagli was judged for and against her wearing it. Out of this outstanding experience she had, her choice of head wear managed to outshine her success at that point.
Turkey is currently somewhat divided into secular and religious societies, and what the secular part of the state had against Dagli wearing a hijab was that they feared it would be seen as a sign of “backwardness”. Even though the religious part of the state praised Dagli for wearing a headscarf, there were some extremist who ridiculed and judged her for some of the positions present in poomsae. One of the people who commented even said that she should stay at home, and become a champion in reading the Qu’ran.
How Controversy Impacted Dagli?
According to sources close to her, Dagli was deeply disturbed about this situation. She repeated that she is against discrimination in all its shapes and forms, and that people should focus on her abilities and the success she has achieved. She posted a public notice on her social networks saying that none of the people talked about her success, but only about her headscarf. She also said that considering how much effort she’s put into training, and given that she and others made their country champions, people should be proud and not bitter. That is why Dagli continues to fight against sexist ideologies and stereotypes.
Age and Body Measurements
As of June 2019, Kubra Dagli is 22 years old. When it comes to her body measurements Dagli’s height and weight are unknown, although it can be seen that she has big green eyes and is described as a very beautiful woman.
Kubra Dagli’s marital status is unknown, and when it comes to boyfriends, the public eye is familiar only with motorcycle racer Kenan Sofuoglu. They were photographed together in late 2017, but today their relationship status is unknown. Kenan is famous as a motorcycle racer, and he is 34 years old.
How rich is Kubra Dagli is in 2019? Well, according to estimated sources, Kubra counts her net worth at $1 million, which she’s earned mainly through success achieved in taekwondo.