SJ - August 5, 2021
Turkish volleyball player Zehra Gunes made the most out of her Olympic experience. The stunning 6-foot-6 middle blocker went viral on Wednesday during a quarterfinals loss to South Korea.
The results from all of the attention turned her into a big time Olympic winner. Thanks to all of the attention her Instagram page reached the one million follower mark.
From NY Post:
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.
Who knows maybe she'll hang up her tiny volleyball shorts for a life as an influencer. Social media has to be easier on your joints and much more lucrative than the world of volleyball.
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