İzmir BŞB wheelchair champion after 17 years in basketball

İzmir Metropolitan Belediyespor Wheelchair Basketball Team defeated Beşiktaş HDI Sigorta 79-66 in the second match of the Super League Play-Off final series, making the situation 2-0 and brought the championship trophy to İzmir after 17 years.

After Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer’s vision of making Izmir a sports city, the men’s handball team of Izmir Metropolitan Belediyespor, which made an important breakthrough in all branches, won the Turkish Cup, and the wheelchair basketball team also reached the Super League championship.

Having previously held the records for winning consecutive matches in the Wheelchair Basketball League (105), scoring the most points in a match (174) and conceding the lowest points in a match (4), the first team to represent our country in Europe in its branch. Izmir Metropolitan Belediyespor had previously won the championship 4 times in a row in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Izmir team, which became the champion after 17 years in the league, finished the regular season at the top with 13 wins in 14 games, then beat Balıkesir Metropolitan Belediyespor in the Play-Off series, and then Galatasaray in two matches and got the final ticket.

İzmir team won the cup by beating Beşiktaş 71-67 in the first match and 79-66 in the second match in the final series where breaths were taken. İzmir Metropolitan Belediyespor, which won 19 of the 20 matches it played, won 7 matches this season with Galatasaray, Beşiktaş HDI Sigorta and 1907 Fenerbahçe, which made their mark in the Wheelchair Super League for the last 15 years, and made history in this field as well. Basketball players from Izmir Metropolitan Belediyespor experienced great joy after the second match of the final series played with Beşiktaş HDI Sigorta at Yalova 90th Yıl Sports Hall.


Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer congratulated the wheelchair basketball team, which he named “Izmir’s Lions”, with a message published on his social media account. Soyer used the following expressions in his message: “Our Izmir Lions Izmir Metropolitan Belediyespor Wheelchair Basketball Team won its 5th championship with the Izmir Anthem. We can’t be proud of them… I applaud you standing.”


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