Zehra Gunes Biography

Zehra Gunes Biography
Real NameZehra Gunes
BornJuly 07, 1999
BirthplaceKartal, Istanbul, Turkey
Height6′ 6” or 198cm
SchoolUnknown
University Unknown
QualificationGraduation
ParentsName Unknown
SiblingBrother
OccupationTurkish Volleyball Player
Year Active2011 – Present
Emailzehra@momentumistanbul.com

Zehra Gunes is a Turkish volleyball player. She plays for Vakıfbank Istanbul and is a member of the Turkey women’s national volleyball team. She was born on July 07, 1999, and her birthplace is Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey. Zehra is 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) tall at 88 kg (194 lb) and plays in the middle blocker position. 

Career

  • In the 2016–17 Turkish Women’s Volleyball League season, Gunes was loaned out to Beşiktaş J.K., another women’s volleyball team.
  • Later, she returned to her home club in the next season and enjoyed her first league champion title in the 2017–18 season with Vakıfbank Istanbul.
  • She was awarded the ”Vestel Special Prize” of the 2017-18 Vestel Venus Sultans League, which is the Turkish top-level volleyball league sponsored by Vestel.
  • She participated in the 2017–18 CEV Women’s Champions League with her team Vakıfbank Istanbul, which became champion.
  • When Gunes isn’t focused on her sport, gunes enjoys the beach, fashion, and traveling with friends, according to a variety of Instagram posts.
  • She has over 2.0 million followers on Instagram and has become an influencer outside of volleyball collaborating with brands including L’Oreal and Mercedes.
Zehra Gunes
Zehra Gunes

International

  • Zehra Gunes played at the 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival held in Georgia.
  • She took part in the 2015 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship in Peru and was awarded the Best Middle Blocker title. 
  • Güneş played at the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix.
  • She was a member of the Turkey women’s U20 team and took part in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship in Mexico.
  • In 2017, she and the Turkish women’s U23 team won the title at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U23 World Championship in Slovenia, where her team won a champion title.

Olympic

  • Turkish volleyball player, Zehra Gunes’s fan club has grown exponentially since her Olympic debut.
  • The 22-year-old’s name began trending on Twitter amid the Turkish team’s nail-biting loss to South Korea Wednesday in the women’s volleyball quarterfinals. Turkey failed to punch a ticket to the semifinals after the two-hour and 17-minute match.
  • While fans praised Gunes for her performance in Tokyo and her overall skills, some were distracted by her striking appearance. One fan with a crush even declared, “Zehra Gunes marry me,” in reference to the 6-foot-6 Turkish athlete, who sports No. 18.
Zehra Gunes

Awards

YearTournamentMedal
2017FIVB Club World ChampionshipGold
2018Turkish Women’s Volleyball CupGold
2018Turkish Women’s Volleyball LeagueGold
2018FIVB Club World Championship Gold
2019FIVB Club World ChampionshipBronze
2020Turkish Super CupSilver
2020CEV Women’s Champions LeagueSilver
2021FIVB Club World ChampionshipGold

National Team

YearChampionshipMedal
2017U23 World Championship Gold
2017Nations League Silver
2019European Championship Silver
2021Nations LeagueBronze
2021European Championship Bronze

Best Middle Blocker

YearChampionship
2015FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship
2017FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship
2019FIVB Women’s Club World Championship
2021FIVB Women’s Club World Championship

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Social Media

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FacebookunavailableLink
Instagram2.0 MillionLink
Twitter55K FollowersLink
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TikTok1.5 MillionLink
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