Turkey men's national goalball team

Turkey men's national goalball team is the men's national team of Turkey. It is governed by the Turkish Blind Sport Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Görme Engelliler Spor Federasyonu, TGESF), and takes part in international goalball competitions.

Competitions and achievements

Turkey men's goalball national team, initially competing in the Group C, won the 2007 IBSA European Goalball Championships held in Antalya, Turkey, and was promoted to the Group B.[1] In 2011, the national team became runner-up at the IBSA European Championships in Assens, Denmark, and was promoted to the Group A.[2]

The national team qualified for the first time at the Paralympics in 2012 Summer Paralympics and won the bronze medal defeating the team of Lithuania in the third place match.[3]

Event Date Host Ranking
IBSA World Summer Games (Goalball) 1–12 Aug 2003  Canada, Quebec 28th
Islamic Solidarity Games (Goalball) 8–20 Apr 2005  Saudi Arabia, Jeddah 5th
Goalball World Youth Championships 4–10 Aug 2005  United States, Colorado Springs [4]
IBSA International Goalball Tournament 6–9 Apr 2006  United Kingdom, Bolton 5th
IBSA International Goalball Tournament 21–24 Jul 2006  Bulgaria, Sofia
IBSA European Goalball Championship Group C 24–29 Apr 2007  Turkey, Alanya [1]
IBSA Wotld Championships and Games 24 Jul – 8 Aug 2007  Brazil, Sao Paulo 16th
International Goalball Tournament 19–22 Apr 2008  United Kingdom, Manchester 4th
IBSA European Goalball Championship 26–30 Jun 2008  Finland, Nastola 5th
International Goalball Tournament 29–31 Oct 2009  United Kingdom, Manchester [5]
IBSA European Goalball Championship 19–24 Oct 2010  Denmark, Assens [6]
International Goalball Tournament 17–20 Feb 2011  United Kingdom, Sheffield [7]
4th IBSA World Championships and Games 1–10 Apr 2011  Turkey, Antalya [8]
International Goalball Tournament 1–5 Sep 2011  Belgium, Ghent
IBSA European Goalball Championship Group B 19–24 Oct 2011  Denmark, Assens [2]
Int'l Goalball Development Tournament for Men 23–26 Feb 2012  Turkey, Antalya [9]
Goalball at the Summer Paralympics 29 Aug – 9 Sep 2012  United Kingdom, London [3]
IBSA European Goalball Championships 1–11 Nov 2013  Turkey, Konya [10]
4th International Goalball Tournament 5–8 Jun 2014  Poland, Suprasl [11]
Malmö Lady- and Men Intercup 2015 2–5 Apr 2015  Sweden, Malmö [12]
IBSA World Games Goalball Tournament 10–17 May 2015  South Korea, Seoul 4th[13]
IBSA European Goalball Championship 8–12 Jul 2015  Lithuania, Kaunas [14]
IBSA European Goalball Championship 22–29 Aug 2015  United Kingdom, Hereford [15]
Pajulahti Games 2016 22–24 Jan 2016  Finland, Nastola [16]
2016 Rio Open Goalball Men's Tournament 6–8 May 2016  Brazil, Rio de Janeiro [17]
6th International Goalball Tournament 14–15 May 2016  Poland, Suprasl 4th[18]

Current squad

The bronze medal winning squad at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, consisted of following players:

Name City
Tekin Okan Düzgün Ankara
Tuncay Karakaya Ankara
Hüseyin Alkan Ankara
Abdullah Aydoğdu Ankara
Yusuf Uçar Istanbul
Mehmet Cesur Ankara

References

  1. "Avrupa Goalball Şampiyonası'nda Türkiye Şampiyon Oldu" (in Turkish). Hayata Dahiliz Biz. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. "Goalball Milli Takımımız Yurda Döndü" (in Turkish). Türkiye Görme Engelliler Spor Federasyonu. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  3. "Paralimpikte tarihi başarı!". HT Spor (in Turkish). 7 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  4. "Goalball World Youth Championship Tournament". Piao. 23 April 2007. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  5. "Goalball Milli Takımı Üçüncü Oldu". Bugün Spor (in Turkish). 2 November 2009. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  6. "The European Championship (Division B) was held between October, 19th and 24th in Denmark". Vitosha. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  7. "Goalball Uluslararası Turnuva" (in Turkish). GESF. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  8. "Goalball results and standings 4th IBSA World Championships and Games Antalya 2011 – men" (PDF). IBSA. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  9. "Goalball Milli Takımı ikinci oldu". Bugün (in Turkish). 26 February 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  10. "2013 IBSA Goalball European Championships". IBSA. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  11. "International Goalball Tournament Suprasl" (PDF). Polish Goalball Association. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  12. "Malmö Lady and Men Intercup 2015 Results". IBSA. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  13. "Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games Goalball Tournament" (PDF). IBSA. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  14. "IBSA European Goalball Championships Lithuania 2015" (PDF). IBSA. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  15. "Home". Royal National College for the Blind (RNC). Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  16. "Pajulahti Games 2016" (PDF). IBSA. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  17. "2016 Rio Open Resukts". IBSA. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  18. "International Goalball Tournament Suprasl" (PDF). Polish Goalball Association. Retrieved 3 September 2016.


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