2004 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX

 

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Brazil

 

 
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José Roberto Guimarães
José Roberto Guimarães (Zé Roberto), 49, is the only Brazilian coach to win an Olympic gold medal (Brazil's men's team in Barcelona 1992) and currently trains the Brazilian club champions Bradesco BCN.

As a player with Brazil, Guimaraes was twice South America champion in 1973 and '75 and seventh at the Olympic Games in Montreal (1976).

He started coaching in 1988 and between1989-90 he was assistant coach of the Brazilian men's national team under Bebeto de Freitas.

In 1991 his teams were second at the World Championships in the Women's Youth and Girls Junior categories, followed by a gold medal success with the senior team at the 1992 Olympics. He then took charge of the Brazilian men’s team and in 1993 became World League champion at home and South American champion. In 1994 his team placed third in the World League and fifth at the World
Championship in Greece.

In 1995 his lineup was second in the World League, South American champion and third in the World Cup in Japan before finishing fifth at both the 1996 World League and the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Now, Guimarães is three quarters of the way through his rescue mission with the Brazilian women's team. After a disappointing 2003 World Grand Prix where Brazil finished 7th, Guimarães took hold of the reins and guided them to an incredible second place finish, and Olympic qualification, at the 2003 World Cup in Japan.

Now, he will looking for further improvement from his charges the 2004 World Grand Prix ahead of the Athens Games.


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