Who’s Zehra Gunes? Meet Turkish volleyball participant going viral

Turkish volleyball participant Zehra Gunes’ fan membership has grown exponentially since her Olympic debut.

The 22-year-old’s title started trending on Twitter amid the Turkish workforce’s nail-biting loss to South Korea Wednesday within the ladies’s volleyball quarterfinals. Turkey didn’t punch a ticket to the semifinals after the two-hour and 17-minute match.

Whereas followers praised Gunes for her efficiency in Tokyo and her total abilities, some have been 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 activities No. 18.

Gunes’ workforce shared a photograph of the Olympic workforce with the caption, “We love you” after the robust loss.

Gunes, who joined the Turkish nationwide volleyball workforce in 2018, additionally performs for membership Vakıfbank. In 2017, she and the Turkish ladies’s U23 workforce received the title on the FIVB Volleyball Girls’s U23 World Championship in Slovenia.

When Gunes isn’t centered on her sport, the Nike athlete enjoys the seaside, style and touring with mates, based on quite a lot of Instagram posts. Gunes, who has over 1 million followers on the app, has change into an influencer exterior of volleyball — collaborating with manufacturers together with L’Oreal and Mercedes.

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