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FIVB 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship
29 October - 14 November 2010
 

 
 TUR / Turkey - Team Composition

 
Team manager SHIMONSKY Nilüfer Basak
Head coach BEDESTENLIOGLU Mehmet Nuri
Assistant coach GÜNES Bülent
Doctor YANMIS Ibrahim
Therapist / trainer KAHYALIOGLU Sibel
Journalist ÇETINBAS Ilknur
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Özge Kirdar Çemberci Cemberci 26/06/1985 183 70 310 300 ECZACIBASI
  2   Gulden KAYALAR KUZUBASIOGLU KAYALAR 5/12/1980 167 56 281 275 ECZACIBASI
  5 Ayse Gokcen DENKEL ZOP DENKEL 2/08/1985 193 81 320 315 FENERBAHCE
  7   Nedime Elif AGCA ÖNER ÖNER 10/02/1984 186 72 300 310 ECZACIBASI
  8 Bahar TOKSOY BAHAR 6/02/1988 190 68 315 305 VakifBank Ttelekom Istanbul
  10   Gozde Kirdar Sonsirma Gözde 26/06/1985 183 70 297 292 VakifBank Istanbul
  11 Naz Aydemir Aydemir 14/08/1990 186 68 304 300 VakifBank Istanbul
  C 12   Esra GÜMÜS GÜMÜS 2/10/1982 181 76 305 297 ECZACIBASI
  13 Neriman Ozsoy Ozsoy 13/07/1988 188 76 310 291 Imeco Volley Conegliano
  14   Eda ERDEM ERDEM 22/06/1987 187 75 308 302 FENERBAHÇE
  16 Seda Tokatlioglu Tokatlioglu 25/06/1986 192 80 312 304 Fenerbahce
  17   Neslihan DARNEL DARNEL 9/12/1983 187 72 315 306 V.GUNES SIGORTA
  19 Büsra Cansu Cansu 16/07/1990 188 84 296 285 Eczacibasi
  20   Gizem GURESEN GIZEM 14/01/1987 178 70 250 270 VakifBank Ttelekom Istanbul
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Volleyball in Turkey was born following World War I when the American Dr. Deaver brought the sport to the country. However it was only in the 1960s when they started to participate globally, playing in their first tournament in 1963.

The Turkish women’s team has been growing gradually, finishing second at the 1997 and 2001 Mediterranean Games, in Italy and Tunisia respectively. Their progress continued until they finally won gold at the 2005 Almeira Mediterranean Games.

However Turkey’s biggest success came in 2003 where they picked up silver in the European Championships, also finishing seventh at the World Cup in the same year. In 2006 they went on to finish 10th in an incredible performance at the FIVB Women’s World Championship before finishing seventh at the 2008 World Grand Prix. Then in 2010 they picked up another continental medal, this time in the European League where they came third and won bronze.

Turkish women’s Volleyball now commands respect around the world and their priority is to improve enough to qualify for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Coach profile

Mehmet Bedestenlioglu has only recently been named the new coach of Turkey, taking over in August. The 51-year-old played as a spiker at Samsun DSI and Ankara DSI in Turkey before moving onto coaching in 1982. Since 2007, Mehmet has been the assistant coach of many women’s national teams and has finally stepped up to lead Turkey in Japan.

 
 

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