Turkey Women’s National Volleyball Team member Gozde Sonsirma is in love with sports and especially volleyball. Trained in the youth setup at Vakifbank Gunes Sigorta. Sonsirma played in die jumoi nanonal and the national teams. We talked with Gozde Sonsirma, who pained a put e in liberals, Willi ‘Sultans of the Net’ and impressed the odds in V.ikith.mk I am telecom Unifi’s in about their sports earner and volleyball.
Let us get to know you a little first. Would you please introduce yourself?
My name is Gozde Sonsirma. I was born on 26 June 1985 in Kutahya. I graduated from Maltepe University Department of Communication Studies. I have been married for one and a half years.
How does a sportsperson’s life go? How should it be?
A sportsperson’s life usually composes of a shuttle between trainings and home. We have only 15 days of vacation in 365 days. When compared to other branches, volleyball requires an always-fit body, so we must pay attention to the way we live. We have to be careful about our sleep, food, drinks, private life at all times.
What attracted you in volleyball? Did your family have an influence on this?
My interest in volleyball started in middle school; my twin sister Ozge and I used to watch volleyball games on TV. Our family did not have much influence, because we are the only sportspeople in the family, my sister Ozge and me. But, since the day we started playing volleyball they always supported us, prayed for us, thanks to them.
Your team Vakifbank Gunes Sigorta Turk Telekom ranked as the champion in European Championship and we have been watching great performances lately. What can you say about this in the name of your team?
We became the champion undefeated and this is a first in Europe. Being a part of the team that filled our country with such a pride, especially as the captain of the team, is a priceless honor. Great improvements have been going on recently in our country, specifically in women’s volleyball. I truly believe that this advance will continue non-stop.
As the captain of the team, how are your relationships with the other players? Do you apply special methods to motivate your team before important games?
Being the captain is actually a tough duty. My other friends only need to take the field and play but I have to check many other things too. I try to keep everybody in communication, preserve his or her concentration and keep the energy of the team high. All my friends in the team are very respectful and supportive. In fact I am the captain of a team, in which each member is able to motivate each other, thus I am very lucky.