Özgür Gürbulak

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Özgür Gürbulak
No. 5 – Galatasaray
Position Forward
League Turkish Wheelchair Basketball Super League
Personal information
Born (1981-04-30) April 30, 1981 (age 33)
Izmir, Turkey
Nationality Turkey Turkish
Career information
Career history
- 2008 Saran Anadolu

Özgür Gürbulak (born April 30, 1981 in Izmir, Turkey) is a Turkish wheelchair basketball player and Paralympian. He is a 4 point player competing for Galatasaray Wheelchair Basketball Team, and is part of Turkey men's national wheelchair basketball team.[1]

Özgür played in the national team, which qualified to the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Career history[edit]

In the beginning of the 2008 season, Özgür Gürbulak transferred from Saran Anadolu team to Galatasaray, which became European champion.[3]

Gürbulak won the silver medal with the national team at the 2009 IWBF European Championship held in Adana, Turkey, and became "Top Scorer" of the tournament. He was awarded also "All-Star Team" member.[4]

He played in the national team, which ranked eight at the 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship held in Birmingham, United Kingdom .[5] He was the second top scorer of the championship with 23.13 average PPG following Reo Fujimoto (4.5) from Japan.[6]

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, the national team, he was part of, ranked 7th.

He won the silver medal again at the 2013 IWBF Men's European Championship held on June 26-July 8 in Franfurt, Germany.[7] He was also named to the "All-Star Team Men".[8]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Turkey
2009 IWBF Champions Cup 2 Galatasaray
IWBF European Championship Adana, Turkey 2 national team
2010 WB World Championship Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th national team
2011 IWBF Champions Cup 2 Galatasaray
2012 Summer Paralympics London, United Kingdom 7th national team
2013 IWBF European Championship Frankfurt, Germany 2 national team




  1. ^ a b "Sporcular / Tekerlekli Sandalye Basketbol-Özgür Gürbulak" (in Turkish). GSB. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Ozgur Gurbulak". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Tekerlekli Sandalye Basketbolu-5 Özgür Gürbulak" (in Turkish). Galatasaray. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Results ECMA". IWBF. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  5. ^ "Turkey". British Wheelchair Basketball. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Men's Individual Leading Stats". British Wheelchair Basketball. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Avrupa ikincisi milliler yurda döndü". TRT Haber (in Turkish). 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  8. ^ "Milliler ikincilikte kaldı". TRT Haber (in Turkish). 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-09-12.