FIVB Home
WWC2007 Home
GO to Men
Competition Info
Schedule
Press
Match Info
LIVE Scorebox
Results
Standings
Photos
Teams
Best Players
TV Schedule
Previous Editions
 

Press releases
 
Women are always there

4 Women set Volleyball history
Hamamatsu, Japan, November 2, 2007 - It was a historic match for the referees, that exciting game between Brazil and Poland in the first day of the 2007 World Cup in Hamamatsu, not because the match was interesting and full of actions but because it shows 2 strange accidents both occurred for the first time. The first and more exciting is that it was the first ever match in FIVB competitions to feature four women line judges in one match and the second was the replacement of the Korean first referee Kim Kun- Tae by the second referee Sakaide Osamu from Japan after the first referee felt dizziness suddenly during the second set due to vagal stress.
 The first referee was checked by the competition medical delegate Dr. Bernard Nau where the examination revealed that he completely fit and the incident was referred to over stress of the referee before and during the match.
 The second incident was the appointment of four women as line judges in one match where they did a good job in detecting all the strong spikes by both teams that hit the line several times. What is more exciting is that the four line judges belong to many generations but volleyball collected them all in one field.
 The oldest of the 4 line judges, Tomoko Watamase is 49 years old and she’s a grand mother working in volleyball field for a long time. She had the experience of the World Cup matches twice before where she was appointed also as a line judge but among a team of men. The second line judge, Yukiko Norizuki is experiencing the work in this big events for the first time and she’s 39 and a mother. The third woman line judge of this historic match, Mikako Daicho is 29 years old and she’s recently married and plays her second World cup, while the youngest of the four women’s team, Yukiko Wada is only 26 and was just celebrating her marriage.
 The team of women line judges stated that it is their honor to be in this big event in their country where volleyball is considered one of the most popular sports.
  
 

 

  
More press releases
16.11.2007 FIVB Women’s World Cup 2007: gold medal for Italy. Italy, Brazil and U.S.A. qualified for Beijing Olympic Games  
15.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Italy and U.S.A. qualified for Beijing Olympic Games  
15.11.2007 Eve, from the school to Volleyball World Cup  
14.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: the Italian masterpiece against Brazil, Serbs stop U.S.A.  
14.11.2007 At 37 I can’t retire volleyball now: Ndasaba  
12.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007. Nagoya will close the event on Friday  
11.11.2007 Fofao, a Volleyball Maestro  
11.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: the road rollers Italy and U.S.A. look at Beijing  
11.11.2007 Volleyball is all my life: Ruiz  
10.11.2007 Poland, beaten by Japan, loses its Head Coach: Bonitta goes back home  
09.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Italy crushes Poland and still leads with U.S.A  
09.11.2007 Volleyball celebration, Happy birthday to Ortiz  
09.11.2007 Paula, float like a butterfly and sting like a bee  
09.11.2007 An old story behind Japanese success in Volleyball  
08.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Head Coaches facing the 3rd Round  
07.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: U.S.A. beats Brazil and leads the standings with Italy  
07.11.2007 Kenya between learning and Media pressure: Kirongo  
06.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Brazil, Italy and U.S.A. stay on top, looking for Beijing  
06.11.2007 Haneef- Park “fly” in the World Cup sky  
05.11.2007 Osaka and Sendai to host the World Cup 2007  
04.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: Italy, Brazil, Serbia and USA lead the standings. 2nd Round will be staged in Osaka and Sendai  
04.11.2007 Volleyball dances Samba  
03.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: U.S.A. beats Cuba at the tie break in the big match of the day  
03.11.2007 Imperial Crown Prince Naruhito escorted by FIVB President Acosta and FUJI Television President Mr. Hieda presided the Opening Ceremony of 2007 Volleyball World Cup  
02.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007: first day of matches in Tokyo and Hamamatsu. Japan gets the first win  
01.11.2007 FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2007 on the starting line tomorrow in Japan. 12 teams spiking for three Olympic berths  
31.10.2007 The ant and the elephant  
31.10.2007 Heady mix awaits opening ceremony  
31.10.2007 Worldwide television coverage and high definition standard for the FIVB World Cup: 18 broadcasters will show the Volleyball stars to millions of viewers  
29.10.2007 FIVB World Cup: Japan aim for eight wins – at least  
26.10.2007 FIVB World Cup: the best Women’s teams on the planet ready to compete in Japan, targeting the three first places for Beijing  
21.10.2007 Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki rewards National Women Volleyball Team  
07.10.2007 Kenyan Women National team start training for the World Cup  
03.10.2007 Brazil conquer their 15th South American title  
02.10.2007 FIVB World Cup 2007: drawing of lots in Tokyo  
01.10.2007 FIVB World Cup 2007: the Women’s 12 entries are completed. Wild cards for Poland and the Dominican Republic  
30.09.2007 Women's Indesit European Championship: Italy celebrates first European Championship title and the World Cup entry  
23.09.2007 Cuba edged USA in five sets to win NORCECA Women’s and the entry to FIVB World Cup 2007  
13.09.2007 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship: Japan crowned Asian champions, Thailand qualified for the World Cup 2007  
13.09.2007 World Cup 2007: Vabo chan attracts the crowds  
12.09.2007 Kenya wins Women's Africa Nations Championship and will go to the World Cup 2007. The newly launched web-site is on line  
11.09.2007 2007 Women’s African Nations Championship- Kenya Wins the trophy and secured World Cup berth  
24.07.2007 Fuji TV stages 100-day countdown to World Cup