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Youngster Rasic leading from the front

Milena Rasic, the youngest player in the Serbia squad, says the side hope to do Serbia proud at the 2010 FIVB Women's World Championship
Tokyo, Japan, November 1, 2010 – Despite being the youngest player in her team, Serbia’s 20-year-old middle-blocker Milena Rasic is showing all the signs of a seasoned veteran in Pool A of the 2010 FIVB Women’s World Championship in Tokyo.

The 1.93m player is competing in her first World Championship and has impressed so far, scoring 24 points, 15 from spikes and six from blocks, making her one of her Serbia's s top scorers.

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“I’m trying to give 100 per cent to help the team, it’s not easy but every day I give my best to help the team’s cause, which is to go as far as possible in this tournament,” she said on Sunday. “The World Championships is one of the greatest moments in my life. It’s a great honour to participate.”

The 2009 European League winners have already secured their passage to the second round following three wins over Costa Rica, Poland and Peru and will play Algeria on Tuesday and hosts Japan in their final first-round match on Wednesday. Despite having a very young squad, Rasic is confident her country will go further in Japan.

“They are very helpful and we are all very close because we are all very young. We hope we can do Serbia proud with our performance,” she concluded.

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