London 2012

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Milagros Cabral dreaming a medal with Dominican Republic


Milagros Cabral, captain of Dominican RFepublic and FIVB Hero

London, Great Britain, August 5, 2012 - Proudness. This is the feeling which literally permeates Milagros Cabral’s interviews. The proudness results from participating in the Olympic Games with Dominican Republic and from having her flag on the shirt. There is another word that regularly comes up across her interviews. “Niños”: kids. She is and she considers herself a role model for all the children in her country. They represent her mission just after the Olympic Games in London because Milagros Cabral, 33-year-old spiker of the Dominican Republic, has heart and soul.

“I’m so happy that we made it to the quarter finals. This was our first target here in London, and we got it.”

The second target has a violet color and now it’s disassembled and hidden in the storage rooms of Earls Court: it’s a three-step podium which will be used on Saturday, August 11. “We want to step onto the podium. We know we can do it. We played well, we played at the level of this tough competition and we will give our utmost. We will face USA, one of the best teams in the world, now probably the best. We often play with them and we know them very well, since we’re from the same area, Norceca. They are a compact team, difficult to beat, but we will do our best.”

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