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Neslihan Demir


Young Neslihan Demir as long been regarded as Turkey’s version of the Russian star player Lioubov Chachkova and the World Cup is expected to be another platform for the 19-year-old to show off all her talented skills.

Despite her age, Demir’s spikes are already so feared by opponents that she is variously nicknamed "the Sledgehammer" and "the Rocket." She joined Yesilyurt as a 14-year-old, and then transferred to Vakifbank before returning to Yesilyurt.

Demir has now played over 50 games for Turkey at different levels and continues to the lead the way with her powerful offensive game, which is all the more impressive considering she does not have full use of her right arm.