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Megumi Kurihara

Uniform Number: 18 Age: 19 186cm 68kg

At 186cm Megumi has been nicknamed “Ko,” which means “high” in Japanese.

Her height is a stand out feature amongst a team, which is traditionally lacking in that department, but the asset has made her one of the most promising outside spikers in Japan. She has been improving very fast and at the 2003 World Grand Prix, she finished the tournament with a 60 percent success rate in spiking.

Despite her young age Ko has already developed a good roll of honour in Volleyball. After being born on a small island, Nomi Island, near Hiroshima,  she moved to Yamaguchi Prefecture on her own at the age of 13 to join a prestigious high school Volleyball team. Ko brought a national high school title to her school and as a result, she was selected for the National team.

Ko is very stubborn and tries to push herself to the maximum all the time. Her favourite movie, food and activity are “Armageddon”, crème stew and exchanging e-mails respectively.