Turkey men's national wheelchair basketball team

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Turkey
Turkish Basketball Federation logo.png
IWBF zoneIWBF Europe
National federationTurkish Basketball Federation (TBF)
CoachTurkey Tacettin Çıpa
Nickname(s)12 Cesur Yürek
(12 Brave Hearts)
Paralympic Games
Appearances2
World Championships
Appearances2
MedalsMed 3.png 2014
European Championships
Appearances5
MedalsMed 1.png 2017
Med 2.png 2015
Med 2.png 2013
Med 2.png 2009

The Turkey Men's National Wheelchair Basketball Team is the wheelchair basketball side that represents Turkey in international competitions for men. The team is nicknamed "12 Cesur Yürek" (literally "12 Brave Hearts").

History[edit]

The national team won a bronze medal (2014) at the Wheelchair Basketball World Championship and became three times runner-up (2009, 2013, 2015) and once champion (2017) at the European Wheelchair Basketball Championship.

Current roster[edit]

Team roster at the Wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics:[1][2][3]

Staff
Head coach Turkey Tacettin Çıpa
Assistant coach Turkey Ahmet Akın
Assistant coach Turkey Ali Arda Öztürk
# Name Date of birth and age Class. Pos. Club
1 Kaan Kemal Şafak (1993-05-01) May 1, 1993 (age 26) 4.0 PG TSK Karagücü SK
3 Kaan Dalay (1981-07-26) July 26, 1981 (age 38) 2.0 SG Beşiktaş JK
5 Özgür Gürbulak (C) (1981-04-30) April 30, 1981 (age 38) 4.0 F Beşiktaş JK
7 Uğur Toprak (1992-07-19) July 19, 1992 (age 27) 3.0 SG Balıkesir BBSK
9 Deniz Acar (1976-01-09) January 9, 1976 (age 43) 2.5 F Beşiktaş JK
10 Cem Gezinci (1985-09-01) September 1, 1985 (age 34) 4.5 F Beşiktaş JK
11 Fikri Gündoğdu (1985-06-15) June 15, 1985 (age 34) 1.0 SG Galatasaray SK
13 Yasin Cırgaoğlu (1985-07-27) July 27, 1985 (age 34) PF Beşiktaş JK
15 Selim Sayak (1983-01-26) January 26, 1983 (age 36) SG Kardemir Karabükspor
35 Ferit Gümüş (1981-01-01) January 1, 1981 (age 38) 3.0 SG Beşiktaş JK
77 İsmail Ar (1985-10-28) October 28, 1985 (age 34) 1.5 F Galatasaray SK
99 İbrahim Yavuz (1986-10-14) October 14, 1986 (age 33) 4.0 SG KKTCell SK

Competitions[edit]

European Championship[edit]

Year Position W L
Turkey 2009 2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 4
Israel 2011[4] 5th 6 2
Germany 2013 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 1
United Kingdom 2015 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 1
Spain 2017 1st, gold medalist(s) 8 0
Poland 2019 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 2
Total 6/24 38 10

World Championship[edit]

Year Position W L
United Kingdom 2010 8th 2 6
South Korea 2014 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 4
Germany 2018 8th 2 5
Total 3/13 9 15

Paralympics[edit]

Year Position W L
United Kingdom 2012 7th 4 4
Brazil 2016 4th 5 3
Total 2/16 9 7

Past Rosters[edit]

#1 Deniz Acar, #3 Kaan Dalay, #5 Özgür Gürbulak, #9 Uğur Toprak, #10 Cem Gezinci, #11 Fikri Gündoğdu, #15 Selim Sayak, #35 Ferit Gümüş, #55 Murat Aeslanoğlu, #61 Metin Bahçekapılı, #77 İsmail Ar, #99 |İbrahim Yavuz , Coach: Turkey Tacettin Çıpa.[5]

Turkey men's junior national wheelchair basketball team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

This is the roster for the 2017 IWBF Men's U22 Wheelchair Basketball European Championship:[6]

Head Coach: Turkey Mahmut Kemal Okur
Assistant Coach: Turkey Caner Cesur
Physiotherapist: Turkey Ali Imran Yalçın
Mechanic: Turkey Haluk Taşınçay
Companion: Turkey Gülcan Girgin

# Name Class
4 Gürkan Taş 2.0
5 Halil İbrahim Bağlı 3.5
6 Mücahit Günaydın 4.0
7 Ahmet Efetürk 4.0
8 Burak Şrn 1.5
9 Dilara Barın Girgin 1.0
10 Enes Bulut 4.0
11 Volkan Gülem 2.0
12 Ali Kabakülekler 1.0
13 Mevlüt Erdenci 4.0
14 Ebu Bekir Kabakülekler 1.0
15 Ahmet Umut Can Dolaşan 3.5

U23 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship[edit]

[7]

Year Position W L
Canada 1997 Did not participate
Brazil 2001
United Kingdom 2005 10th
France 2009 5th
Turkey 2013[8] 7th 5 3
Canada 2017 2nd, silver medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coşkun, Onur (2016-09-04). "Tekerlekli Sandalye Basketbol Milli Takımı, Paralimpik Oyunları'nda sahne alıyor!" (in Turkish). TrendBasket. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  2. ^ "Turkey". Rio 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  3. ^ "GBR 82-76 TUR". Rio 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  4. ^ "Results European Championships 2011". Euro Basketball 2013. 2011-09-30. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  5. ^ [http://hosted.wh.sportingpulseinternational.com/IWBF/en/competition/16055/team/64791? Player list at the 2017 IWBF Men's European Championship
  6. ^ "Türkiye" (in Turkish). Tekerlekli Sandalye Basketbol U22 Gençler Avrupa Şampiyonası. Archived from the original on 2013-09-10. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
  7. ^ "Under 23 World Championship Results". IWBF. Archived from the original on 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
  8. ^ Coppenrath, Ron. "Ranking WCM-U23 - 2103". IWBF. Retrieved 2013-09-14.