You don't see Russians saying Arina is the next Gamova... She's free to grow as herself not confined to be like another player.
She's actually being pegged as the next Gamova (aka the carrier of the team). Even in Fenerbahce, they made her play almost all the matches without much substitution.
I think Japan is due a resurrection in their women's team (just like Russia).
Disappointed a bit with how Ishikawa just faded in just one game. One minute she's a star, the next she's anonymous.
She was the poster girl of Japan volleyball like her brother.
Inoue has an Ebata-like spiking style (maybe she can replicate her U21 success).
So Mannabe seems to be on track in reviving his Saori days.
Koga as Saori
Inoue as Ebata
Hayashi as Shinnabe
Kojima as Sano
Shimamura as Araki
and Ishikawa as the poster girl princess.