Brazil’s fans came out in their droves to roar on their heroes
Emanuel Rego (right) and Alison Cerutti won gold in the men’s competition
We could have said that we would not participate because we don’t
have the level,” he said, “but we took the most difficult decision;
we came, even if we get 21-0 for all our matches, we came, we’ve
proved to the world that we’ve got a seat and we will respect it. If we
didn’t come, then the whole system fails.
All the other [Mauritius] players were with them every day on the
internet, saying ‘no problem, the results don’t count, you are there
and we want to be there’. So now all the players think ‘if Prisca and
Heidy have participated, why not us?’”
Aware the country is surrounded by beautiful beaches; the Mauritius
Volleyball Association has increased its funding in beach volleyball,
plans to create a beach volleyball academy and is looking for
partnerships to develop its coaching structures with the primary aim
of dominating the African Confederation.
This all started with the Continental Cup,” said Teeroovengadum.
It has created so much enthusiasm in the players that today in
Mauritius we have 100 registered beach volleyball players, whereas
in 2009, we had maybe 10. The participation of these girls in the
World Cup Final, whatever the results, is going to create so much
enthusiasm in the other beach volleyball players.”
It has created so much
enthusiasm in the players that
today in Mauritius we have 100
registered beach volleyball
players, whereas in 2009, we had
maybe 10.
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