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jist

Go USA!

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Favourite Team: USA Women, USA Men

Favourite Players: Logan Tom, Destinee Hooker, Foluke Akinradewo, Heather Bown, Maja Ognjenovic, Liobouv Sokolova, Sheilla Castro, Maxim Mikhaylov, Christian Savani, Reid Priddy, Dante Amaral, Matt Anderson, Ivan Miljkovic

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Sunday, August 24th 2008, 1:19pm

AWARDEES:


Most Valuable Player - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Scorer - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Spiker - SEBASTIAN SWIDERSKI (POL)


Best Blocker - GUSTAVO ENDRES (BRA)


Best Server - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Digger - ALEXEY VERBOV (RUS)


Best Setter - PAWEL ZAGUMNY (POL)


Best Receiver - MICHAL WINIARSKI (POL)


Best Libero - MIRKO CORSANO (ITA)



CLAYTON :obey:
"It's years and years of work and sacrifice and dedication. Along with a lot of these girls, we've sweat and we've bled and we've cried together in past Olympics. It just brought tears to my eyes, & I'm more than thrilled. This will be forever." -LOGAN MAILE LEI TOM (Silver Medallist - 2008 Beijing & 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup runner up, 2003 & 2007 World Cup 3rd place, 2002 World Champs runner up, 4-time World GrandPrix Champs)

Konrad

Szczecinianin

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Posts: 2,229

Favourite Team: Poland, USA(M), Spain(M)

Favourite Players: Eleonora Dziękiewicz, Lloy Ball, Manon Flier, Neslihan Demir Darnel, Zbigniew Bartman, Dawid Murek

Location: Poland - Szczecin, near Berlin

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442

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 4:22pm

Great, three awards for Poland :D (only team which didn't play in the semis)
Abut today's matches - incredible, amazing, fantastic! I could say much more words to describe the level of the final between USA and Brasil. It was the best final in the big event (OG, WCH, WC, ECH) I have seen since a long time. Great fight and big succes for US team. Americans beat Brasilians in WL final and had slight psychological advantage. American victory is totally deserved, although Americans weren't rather concider as gold medalist candidates befor ethe OG.
Stanley and Ball were class for themselves. This final was tromendous end of the tournament. :super:
Russia-Italy. Well... Russia was much better. Italy should be glad with its results. Not many people thought this team will go so far in the tournament.
The most important 3:
POLAND-SZCZECIN-VOLLEYBALL

5th place - Prediction Game - World League 2011 :D

hugo

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Posts: 86

Favourite Players: many

Location: Tatooine

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443

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 7:18pm

Congrats USA! Great job on winning gold. :olympia:

Gottlib

Intermediate

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Posts: 354

Favourite Team: Netherlands NT'96

Favourite Players: Fomin,van de Meulen, Negrao,Kuleshov,Berezhko,Hubert Henno

Location: Russia,Moscow

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Sunday, August 24th 2008, 8:52pm

AWARDEES:


Most Valuable Player - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Scorer - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Spiker - SEBASTIAN SWIDERSKI (POL)


Best Blocker - GUSTAVO ENDRES (BRA)


Best Server - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Digger - ALEXEY VERBOV (RUS)


Best Setter - PAWEL ZAGUMNY (POL)


Best Receiver - MICHAL WINIARSKI (POL)


Best Libero - MIRKO CORSANO (ITA)



CLAYTON :obey:


Corsano???? :what: :what: :what:
How many games did he play? He was injured! Verbov was the best without doubt!!
Best blocker? I don't agree... David Lee made great killing block against Volkov and Mikhaylov.
Ball isn't the best setter again!! :mad: :mad: it's very very unfair....

superbobo

Intermediate

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Posts: 528

Favourite Team: Bulgaria, France, Puerto Rico

Favourite Players: Yordanov, Teodorov, Visotto, Leal

Location: Bulgaria

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445

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 9:26pm

And who do u think is the best setter? Maybe Zagumny?

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Posts: 57

Favourite Team: Skra Bełchatów, L'Equipe de France, Reprezentacja Polski, AZS Politechnika Warszawska

Favourite Players: Radomski, Rouzier, Zagumny, Falasca, Boco, Horstink

Location: Warsaw

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446

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 10:03pm

AWARDEES:

Best Spiker - SEBASTIAN SWIDERSKI (POL)


Best Setter - PAWEL ZAGUMNY (POL)


Best Receiver - MICHAL WINIARSKI (POL)

WoooW! it is amazing, but it is shattering that individuals are the best and cannot have any teams successes 8|
so, by now: congrats :)

USA vs Brazil, my dreams comes true! :box: incredible, fantastic, enormous, level of match shows that it was OG final!
(the opposite from girls final, for shame) I am fully (almost, because of Polish Players) enchanted! 8)
serving fast, you ought to try it:!:

Konrad

Szczecinianin

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Posts: 2,229

Favourite Team: Poland, USA(M), Spain(M)

Favourite Players: Eleonora Dziękiewicz, Lloy Ball, Manon Flier, Neslihan Demir Darnel, Zbigniew Bartman, Dawid Murek

Location: Poland - Szczecin, near Berlin

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447

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 10:03pm

And who do u think is the best setter? Maybe Zagumny?

Zhekov, of course! ;)
Gottlib wrote, who he thinks is the best: Ball. I don't know why these doubts...
The most important 3:
POLAND-SZCZECIN-VOLLEYBALL

5th place - Prediction Game - World League 2011 :D

Celso

Professional

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Posts: 801

Favourite Team: Brazil NT

Favourite Players: Natália, Tandara, Adenízia, Thaísa, Fernanda Garay, Priscila Daroit, Camila Brait and Fofão.

Location: Brazil

Occupation: Engineer

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448

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 10:05pm

Brazil's future in not that scary.

There's a very talented new generation who finished 1st in the 2001 Junior World Championship and 2nd in the 2003 and 2005 ediitons of this tournament and 1st in the 2007 edition.

Players like Giba, Dante, Marcelinho, Gustavo, André Heller, Rodigão and Sérgio will probably leave the team. Bernardinho hasn't decided yet if he would keep on being the coach of Brazil's Men Team.

Although the new generation is talented, they lack international experience. I believe they will be ready as a team in 2 or 3 years.
We are still the Olympic Champions!!! :cup:

:olympia:

S_Dimitrov

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Posts: 43

Favourite Team: Bulgaria NT,Cuba NT

Favourite Players: Teodor Salparov, Boqn Iordanov, Sebastian Swiderski,Alexey Verbov,Jean-Francois Exiga, André Nascimento

Location: Plovdiv,Bulgaria

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449

Monday, August 25th 2008, 11:19am


AWARDEES:


Most Valuable Player - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Scorer - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Spiker - SEBASTIAN SWIDERSKI (POL)


Best Blocker - GUSTAVO ENDRES (BRA)


Best Server - CLAYTON STANLEY (USA)


Best Digger - ALEXEY VERBOV (RUS)


Best Setter - PAWEL ZAGUMNY (POL)


Best Receiver - MICHAL WINIARSKI (POL)


Best Libero - MIRKO CORSANO (ITA)



CLAYTON :obey:


Corsano???? :what: :what: :what:
How many games did he play? He was injured! Verbov was the best without doubt!!
Best blocker? I don't agree... David Lee made great killing block against Volkov and Mikhaylov.
Ball isn't the best setter again!! :mad: :mad: it's very very unfair....
These awards are awarded on the baze of some fixed statistical indexes, not because someone have made great killing blocks or fantastic digs

superbobo

Intermediate

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Posts: 528

Favourite Team: Bulgaria, France, Puerto Rico

Favourite Players: Yordanov, Teodorov, Visotto, Leal

Location: Bulgaria

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450

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 9:58pm

And again... Brazil will be dominating... I hate that... Let some titles - at least one to Bulgaria, when we'll get one?

NoMoreHugs

Trainee

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Posts: 68

Favourite Team: Bulgaria NT

Favourite Players: Teodor Salparov

Location: Bulgaria

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451

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 9:41am

And again... Brazil will be dominating... I hate that... Let some titles - at least one to Bulgaria, when we'll get one?

Soon .. Soon... in the next 20 years :D :win:
Hope is dying at last :)

AFROMAN

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Posts: 1,304

Favourite Team: BULGARIA

Favourite Players: all bulgarian players

Location: Bulgaria

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452

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 5:19pm

Congratulations for US team for the gold. :)


"I'm so proud that the fans still sing my name. But I fear tomorrow they will stop. And I fear it because I love it. And everything you love you fear you will lose" - Eric Cantona

HeeelMooi

Professional

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Posts: 1,105

Favourite Team: Dutch NT 96'

Favourite Players: Ron Zwerver, PAVEL ABRAMOV, Matej Kazijski, Samuele Papi, Wijsmans, Granvorka, Robert Horstink, Marcus Nilsson, Bas van de Goor, Kurek, Kenia Carcacés

Location: Amsterdam

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453

Friday, January 9th 2009, 3:57pm

Great tournament... but

America was really great, really well oiled machine, no individualism there. Still is a mystery what creates such a team, I think it's different for each team.

But what I noticed is that the level of play in this tournament wasn't as good as the last world championships. Especially Poland, Bulgaria and Serbia were a lot better back then. Of course the states weren't as good, but Brazil was definitely better back then and maybe even Russia and Italy. Anyone else agree? I watched some match from the world championships and they are just awesome. Also had the break through of Kazyiski and Soto... just awesome.

Really looking forward to the next world championships to see if the level is as good again! In general it'll be itneresting to watch and see what all the teams are gonna do now that a lot of experienced players are retiring. And of course I wonde rhow Holland will hold up against the big teams now that our players are getting more and more experienced.

YavorD

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Favourite Team: Bulgarian NT, Neftochimik Burgas, Belogorie Belgorod, Sisley Treviso

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454

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 11:29am

Now that you mention, I also agree that the other teams were a little weaker than what they showed in Japan 2006. But the two competitions are very different to compare - there are 24 teams in a WCH with 11 matches a team should win for the title, whereas in the OG there are only 12 teams with 8 games at maximum. I think the most important reason, however, is the season - the WCH is held at the end or during the first half of the regular season (October - December). The OG are held usually in August before the start of the national leagues, which makes it hard for the coaches to keep the players in good level.

There are many discussions concerning why exactly the USA was the most prepared team. They simply used their summer and the corresponding World League 2008 games in the best possible way. All the other teams - Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Serbia decided to give their key players a break at the beginning of the summer and some of them did not show their best during the OG in Beijing! Kaziyski, for example, enjoyed a summer holiday in Mallorca while his teammates were playing against Spain and Finland. I guess it was similar for some key players in the Polish and Russian NT. At the same time Stanley, Ball, Priddy and Millar were kicking ass in the WL... Simple as that!

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