Özlem Yalman

Özlem Yalman
Born (1977-04-30) 30 April 1977 (age 46)
Adana, Turkey
EducationPhysical education and Sports
Alma materEge University
Basketball career
PositionTurkish Basketball Super League,
Turkish Women's Basketball League referee
Officiating career1995–present

Özlem Yalman (born 30 April 1977) is a Turkish female pro basketball referee, a former basketball player, and a school teacher for physical education.[1]

Early years

Özlem was born in Adana, Turkey in 1977 to Nezih Yalman, who died in Izmir at age 64 in 2014.[2][3]

She studied Physical Education and Sports at Ege University in Izmir. After graduation, she was appointed teacher for physical education in a school at Antalya, in which she serves as the only instructor for her branch.[1]

Sports career

Yalman played basketball during her university years, and in Karşıyaka Basket in the Turkish Women's Basketball Second League.[1][4]

In 1995, she obtained a referee license, and in 2004 she was promoted to A-class official status.[4][5][6][7] Currently, she officiates basketball matches of the Turkish Basketball Super League and Turkish Women's Basketball League.[8]

After successfully completing the FIBA referee candidate program in Bologna, Italy in 2010 and passing the subsequent exam in Gaziantep, Turkey, she became a FIBA-listed referee.[6][7] Since 2011, she has been tasked to officiate several basketball competitions at world and European level.[9][10][11]

International participations


2017 FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2017 Final June 25, Prague


See also


  1. ^ a b c Avcı, Ümit (2013-03-29). "Potanın Özlem'i!". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  2. ^ "Özlem Yalman'ın Acı Günü". TBF (in Turkish). 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  3. ^ a b "Özlem Yalman, Kadınlar Eurocup Finalinde Görev Yapacak" (in Turkish). Türkiye Basketball Federasyonu. 2016-03-29. Retrieved 2017-01-14.
  4. ^ a b c d Savran, Osman (2014-09-19). "Tebrikler Özlem Yalman..." Habertürk (in Turkish). Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  5. ^ "Özlem Yalman Dünya Şampiyonası'nda Düdük Çalacak". TBF (in Turkish). 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  6. ^ a b "Özlem Yalman FIBA hakemi oldu". Basket Dergisi (in Turkish). 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  7. ^ a b "Basketbol -A Klasman Hakemlerinden Özlem Yalman, FIBA Hakemi Oldu". Haber 3 (in Turkish). 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  8. ^ "Kritik maça kadın hakem". TRT Spor (in Turkish). 2015-01-10. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  9. ^ a b "Özlem Yalman'ın Dünya Kupası heyecanı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  10. ^ a b "FIBA'dan dev görev". TRT Spor (in Turkish). 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  11. ^ "FIBA'dan Yalman'a görev". TRT Spor (in Turkish). 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  12. ^ "Avrupa Şampiyonalarında görev yapacak hakemlerimiz..." Basketbolig (in Turkish). 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2015-10-06.

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