BAM, Germany — The bm pianist who won the gold medal at the 2014 World Championships in Berlin and became the first piano player to win a national medal since Germany won the World Cup in 1966 has spoken to ESPN about his experience in Berlin.
The 24-year-old Bülent Seger is also the first bm player to represent his home country in the Olympics.
“I was absolutely blown away by what I was able to experience there, to be able to work with a national team of players, a national coach, an entire team,” Seger said.
“The whole process of getting here was amazing.
To be able get to this point in my career, the fact that I was at this level and it was my country, it was amazing.”
The bpm player who is currently competing in the US Open is in his second year with the German squad.
“When I first came to Germany, it wasn’t an easy decision,” Segel said.
“[But] I got to play for the national team and it’s really amazing.
It’s a dream come true for me.”
The German player said he is grateful to his country and their fans for helping him to develop as a player.
“There are a lot of good things to say about Germany, but to be a part of the history and the success of our country is just incredible,” Segger said.
Seger’s father, Stefan, played with the USA in the 1964 Olympics, but has never been able to watch his son play for Germany.
“He always has a big smile on his face,” Stefan Seger told ESPN.
“But he’s been a bit of a quiet boy.
He’s a great teammate, a great friend and he always gives everything to his team.
It would be nice if we could see him in the first round of the U.S. Open.
It might be a different story if he wins, but I’m sure he would love it.”
I was really excited about the opportunity to come to the US.
I’m always excited when something is happening, even if it’s not in my home country.
I know it’s a different environment, but it’s also a very, very, great opportunity for a young player to grow.
“Seger was the only German to make the final of the 2014 Pan American Games.
He won his first four matches, then won his last four matches and won the tournament.
He was part of Germany’s successful squad that made the quarterfinals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, becoming the first German to win the Games and becoming the youngest player to do so in the history of the Games.