FIVB VolleyWorld 9/2013 - English - page 1

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09 / 2013
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Brazil celebrate their ninth World Grand
Prix title after beating China in the 2013
World Grand Prix Finals in Japan
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Once again volleyball fans were provided with a feast
of everything that is great about the sport at the FIVB
Volleyball World Grand Prix in Sapporo, Japan.
The stands were packed with fans who were passionate
and knowledgeable about volleyball, while on the
court the players lifted themselves to new heights with
some spectacular play that delighted those watching
on, in the stadium and on television.
Like the men’s FIVB Volleyball World League it was
the Olympic champions that emerged victorious, little
more than a year after their exploits at London 2012.
For now Brazil and Russia hold sway in women’s and
men’s volleyball, but there is no doubt that the other
teams will be doubling their efforts as they seek to
topple them by the time they reach the FIVB Volleyball
World Championships next year.
The World Grand Prix – like the World League and the
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships – provided
moments of skill, excitement, emotion and drama. At
each of these tournaments new stories and heroes
emerged to inspire and entertain the next generation
of players.
Similarly the male and female age-group World
Championships at the U19, U21 and, for the first time
this year, the U23 level have provided the opportunity
for new faces to show their potential on the world
stage. Equally importantly, new countries have been
able to compete and provide a full representation of
the FIVB’s confederations. The challenge now is for
these players and countries to make the next step up
to be competitive at the senior international level. We
can only speculate and debate how many will make
their way into their national teams for next year’s
FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Italy
and the men’s equivalent in Poland but the key is the
growth of the game and the growth of our sport.
Just reaching that level will be phenomenally hard and
success will depend on a mixture of talent, fitness,
hard work and a modicum of luck. It is something that
Brazil managed to combine in Japan and why they
are once again celebrating being top of the women’s
volleyball world.
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