Posts by voleysinfrontera

    Although some of us already knew or suspected about how the groups for Tokyo were going to be comprised, it was confirmed today by USAV that USA will be within the same pool of China , Italy, turkey and Russia. The strongest group indeed.

    I don't think there was drama at all. Simply put, Gibby and Carlini just didn't want to have to fight for their spots in rosters anymore and decided to call it quits. Several talents inside the gym were getting things done more than them and it was enough to hang the shoes.

    you literally read my mind. That’s it.

    Do you guys think - in regards to having a domestic league-, and aside from the lack of sponsors that they say we lack , etc etc... that USAV haven’t done enough in term of marketing the sports throughout the US ?

    Though have to say , they are known and we can say that they look very organized and structured...

    it’s taking me long to process that Foluke might not make it in time to Tokyo. Also hard to see this USA generation playing without her at a major event like the Olympics . If she doesn’t , I would take Dixon , Adams or Obgobu ( for their quick attacks behind the setter) and Washington.

    Although we don’t know yet what part is lying or not , He might be a very talented coach -Guidetti-,but his attitude and way to react and handle to certain situation, sometimes are far from being a profesional ...

    watching a game of the team where MHB and Dixon are playing currently .... And have to say that Dixon’s current shape looks amazing! She’s lost a lot of weight and her moves over the net are very dynamic .

    i think camila mesquita and karina are about 181 cm tall (karina is about 19 y.o., whereas mesquita is 20), but the girls that went to the u-20 WCh are much taller (AC, kisy and tainara are 190 cm, i think, also jheovana, whom i have not seen play much; and bergmann is 195). and AC is just 15 y.o.! she’ll get taller.

    thanks!

    You are not giving me an answer for the question I asked. Why did they disappear after their lunch before the semi final? Why other players were not informed if something had happened? Something is not right there.


    just before CL final four, Gamova said she was just one call away from the Rio and after a few days she just decided to retire.

    I find it strange too

    Ekaterina Efimova (interview): Now everyone is upset, but if we have to perform under a neutral flag, we will do. Of course, there is a big difference when you have a national flag and an anthem in competitions and when you perform without them. But in any case, you represent your country, and when you stand on the podium, you want your anthem to play and your flag to be raised.

    These WADA decisions are unfair. We, volleyball players, do not use doping. We have nothing to do with these problems. We always have doping tests, we have never been spotted in violations. These WADA decisions are a blow to the Russian sport. Some athletes, which were not noticed in the doping, may not be allowed at all. There is no certainty that all athletes will be allowed, still we do not know."

    none of the athletes so far are talking about the root of the problem here , which iS their state sponsoring A net to dodge doping.

    MBH to play with vakifbank by end of CVL on jan. isn't it the reason why mbh is now playing in china is to have plenty of rest before vnl/olym next year and able to practice with other NT player? it doesn't make sense now.

    I think you’re talking about Larson. She’s the one who said at first that she’s thinking to take the whole summer off , so could rest -due to her age I guess , and therefore recover faster fight for the spot to the Olympics in the NT.
    Seems she changed her mind and went china, knowing that it’s a very short league.