We all love volleyball. It is a big passion for most users here. And some users including me also regularly play volleyball. After reading a post from Leonardo.D I was wondering what inspired other forum users to follow volleyball or start playing it.
I want to start sharing my experience. Although most Turkish supporters started to watch volleyball during 2003 European championship that Turkey received the silver medal, the first volleyball game I ever watched was RUS-CHN 2004 Olympic games final. I was waiting to watch my favourite TV show while my cousin watches Olympic final. I was indeed shocked by the way Karpol yelled at his players. But the game seemed to be very interesting with so many rallies and the epic Chinese comeback against Russians drew my attention. I remember I was amazed by Feng kun. She looked so charismatic and smart. And I watched some of the games of our team at 2005 ECh. I was impressed Neslihan and Shabovta from Azeri team. In same year I started to play volleyball in our highschool team. That's why I wanted to learn more about the game, started to watch all videos of Cuban team. I was in love with their jump serves 😍 I remember I asked my trainer to teach me how to make jump serves. And from 2006 WCh I started to watch all the big events regularly, even the junior and youth championships.
It would be nice to hear your stories! What was the first volleyball game you watched? What was the match or player that made you love this sport, or inspire to play?