As one of
France's younger brigade Olivier Kieffer brings with him
an exciting and untouched passion and
enthusiasm for the game and, along with Stéphane Antiga
is creating an unpredictable yet healthy reputation for
At 200cm he is one of the tallest in the French line up
and his long and gangly limbs are only accentuated when
he dyes his hair. But it's this type of frivolity, which
has made Kieffer and his team mates one of the most
enjoyable to watch recently, especially during their
remarkable performance at the 2002 World Championship
where they battled through to a bronze medal.
At only 24, Kieffer was a key to France's success with
his athletic blocking prowess backed up by a spike to
strike fear in any opposition and he has a very strong
and exciting career infront of him.
He is definitely one of a growing crop of exciting young
French players and only adds to the theory that French
volleyball is in extremely good heart.