Sports in Turkey – From Basketball to Volleyball!
Were you aware – From the Olympic Games in Britain from the late 1940s, the Group of Turkey took seventh position in unofficial group standings, supporting America, Sweden, France, Hungary, Italy, and Finland.
Were you aware – Astonishingly, the men’s basketball team came in sixth position at the World Championships in Japan in 2006, before Australia, Italy, and Brazil. Four decades back, Turkey also participate in the world contest in Indianapolis (Indiana, United States). During this event, on September 7, 2002, the Turkish group made history when they beat Russia -former USSR- 91-86.
Were you aware – In the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), the Olympic group of Turkey placed 19th at the tally of gold medals (at the unofficial stage scoring of countries ), together with six medals (4 gold), outpacing Canada, Brazil, Japan, and the uk. Twelve decades before, in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California, it’d finished 38th at the medal count, together with two championships. From 1988 that the Olympic team from Turkey attained 27th area in Seoul, South Korea.
There were 170 states and lands in the global games.The neighborhood team finished 8th at the medal count, together with 27 awards ( 10 gold, 11 silver, and 6 bronze), before Taiwan, Italy, France, and Germany. The worldwide event had functioned to place it to the entire map of great cities. On the flip side, the Winter Universiade will be held at the country (Erzurum) at 2011.
Were you aware – Since the 1990s,” Turkey has been famous for having athletes in Africa, Europe, and Asia: Naim Suleymanoglu (Bulgaria), Elvan Abeylegesse (Ethiopia), Natalia Nasaridze (Georgia), Halil Mutlu (Bulgaria), Anzhela Atroshchenko-Kinet (Belarus), along with Ebru Kavaklioglu (Russia).
Were you aware – For political reasons, the National Olympic Committee declined to compete at the Summer Olympics from the Soviet Union from the early 80s.
Were you aware – The group from Turkey enhanced on its own 11st place finish in the Switzerland 1954 World Tournament to acquire the country’s first bronze medal from the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Asia, behind Brazil and Germany. There were parties for Turkey, following the national team won the trophy. From the bronze-medal match, Turkey defeated South Korea -the neighborhood squad- 3-2. From the initial round, the federal team lost 2-1 to Brazil. On June 9, 2002, Turkey connected with Costa Rica 1-1. Afterward they routed China 3-0 in Seoul and qualified for another round. On June 18, 2002, Turkey defeated Japan 1-0 after which beat Senegal 1-0. From the semi-finals, once more, they lost 1-0 to Brazil.
Were you aware – In the 2007 World University Games at Bangkok (Thailand), the men’s volleyball team obtained golden, followed by Canada (silver medal), along with the USA (bronze medal).
Alejandro Guevara Onofre: Freelance author. Alejandro is author of a plethora of articles/essays around 220 countries and dependencies (and American States too ), from ecology, history, tourism and domestic heroes into Olympic sports, foreign relations, and wildlife. Additionally, he’s published a few books on women’s rights, one of them”History of the Women in America” and”Famous Americans.”