London 2012

Press release

The setter did his job and we did ours - Polish Mozdzonek

Poland setter Lukasz Zygadlo did his job and something else to help his team's victory over Italy

Mauro Berruto, Coach of Italy: Really nothing important to comment. They played better than us in the second part of the match. We are better than this and luckily we this is not the end of the competition and we have many matches ahead.

Cristian Savani, Captain of Italy: It was a very difficult match. We started very well but Poland played very well and they are a team in good shape.

Michal Lasko, Player of Italy: It's been a bad day in general and a very bad fourth set. I don't know what to say. Let's look at things in a positive way; it was an important match and we needed to break the ice. I think we were feeling too tense. We had mistakes that we usually don't have.

Andrea Anastasi, Coach of Poland: Italy played real well in the first set and then we started to make the adjustments. The team that played better won the match. They served incredibly well in the first set, but it is difficult for anyone to keep serving with that violence and precision.

Marcin Mozdzonek, Captain of Poland: It was a very good evening and we played against one of the best teams in the world. We started a little bit nervous and they served very well and with good technique. From the second set on, we improved our reception and the setter did his job and we did ours.

Download highresolution

| More

More press releases

27.12.2012 14:44:20
Olympic Beach Volleyball review – What to expect in Rio?
Lausanne, Switzerland, December 27, 2012 - As part of an end-of-year review series, the FIVB takes a look back at the success of beach volleyball at t... More...
26.12.2012 09:41:42
Olympic Volleyball review - Stunning finals highlight terrific tournament
Lausanne, Switzerland, December 26, 2012 - As part of an end-of-year review series, the FIVB takes a look back at the outstanding volleyball competiti... More...
20.12.2012 17:11:37
Beach volleyball voted one of the highlights of London 2012
Lausanne, Switzerland, December 20, 2012 – Beach volleyball has been named as one of the highlights of the 2012 London Olympic Games by More...
12.09.2012 18:24:41
Brink and Reckermann handling celebrity well
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 12, 2012 – With Europe’s first beach volleyball gold around their necks, Brink and Reckermann have become genuine sta... More...
28.08.2012 16:58:48
Walsh reflects on May-Treanor retirement, while her career moves ahead
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 28, 2012 – As three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh appears to have wrapped up her 2012 season, the FIVB looks back on... More...
24.08.2012 17:25:22
May-Treanor's retirement brings an end to the sport's greatest pairing
London, Great Britain, August 24, 2012 – Three weeks after the end of the London Olympics, the FIVB reflects on the amazing team of Misty May-Treanor ... More...
22.08.2012 09:57:22
Russia sets the bar high, but expect big changes from Brazil and USA, says Tom Hoff
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 22, 2012 - In a final retrospective on the London Olympics, former USA captain Tom Hoff talks about the Russian players ... More...
21.08.2012 14:57:51
Olympic beach volleyball sand distributed
London, Great Britain, August 20, 2012 - Over 4,000 tons of sand has been donated by The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) from the temporary b... More...
12.08.2012 18:31:48
Russia come from behind to win Olympic title after 32 years, Brazil and Italy get silver and bronze
London, Great Britain, August 12, 2012 – The last day of action of the men’s volleyball tournament at Earls Court provided all fans with the right cli... More...
12.08.2012 18:30:00
Brazilian legend Giba calls time on career
London, Great Britain, August 12, 2012 – Brazil captain and legend Giba has called time on his 20-year international career after the heart-breaking 3... More...