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.
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 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.
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.