Neslihan Demir Darnel, (born December 9, 1983 in Eskişehir) is a Turkish volleyball star,plays for Eczacıbaşı VitrA.

Turkey Neslihan Darnel

She is one of the most successful athletes of Turkey and has been among FIVB Heroes. She represented her country as the flag-bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations and the official advertisement face of Turkey for 2020 Summer Olympics candidate with basketballer Hedo Türkoğlu Her position is opposite-hitter and has a lot of personal awards in international tournaments. (Wikipedia)

Thaisa Menezes, Neslihan Darnel

She is a lefty volleyball player. Her spikes are so powerful. She’s not afraid of the blockers.


Darnel was selected as FIVB Hero by FIVB in May 2012. Neslihan Demir married on July 16, 2006 to Orkun Darnel, captain of the Galatasaray Swimming team. The couple have a daughter named Zeynep Penelope.

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