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FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX
MEDIA GUIDE 2013
Ranked 24
th
in the world, the women’s national team
of the Czech Republic will make their World Grand Prix
debut this year.
A regular participant in European competitions, the Czech
Republic qualified for the prestigious annual international
event by winning the 2012 European League on home
soil in Karlovy Vary.
Since the spring of 2012 the team has been working
under the supervision of Italian coach Carlo Parisi
with the aim of continuing the renaissance of Czech
Republic women’s volleyball. The glory days of two
FIVB Women’s World Championship bronze medals as
Czechoslovakia in the 50s and 60s are a distant memory
but following the qualification to the 2010 FIVB Women’s
World Championship, there has been hope that a new
generation of players will create a new important chapter
in their country’s volleyball history.
Qualification to the FIVB World Grand Prix is a great start
and under Parisi they will be hoping to at least match
their recent World Championship performances – which
have included a ninth, 17
th
and 15
th
-
place results in 1994,
2002
and 2010 respectively – to continue the recent
return to encouraging results.
COACH
Carlo Parisi from Italy has been
coaching the Czech Republic’s
women’s team since February 21,
2012.
Since then he has taken
the team to victory in the 2012
European League where they beat
Bulgaria for the top spot in the
competition. Parisi also coaches Italian club Yamamay
Busto Arsizio where he has been at the helm since 2004.
In the 2011-12 season he guided the club to win the
Italian Cup – their first success at the national level,
which was followed by a second CEV Cup victory (the first
in 2010) and then gold at the Italian Championship. In
the 2012-13 season, the club won the Italian Super Cup
and bronze in the 2013 European Champions League.
In seasons 1995/96, 2002/03 2006/07 and 2011/12,
Carlos Parisi received the award for ‘Best Coach of Italian
League’.
CZECH REPUBLIC
FIVB
WORLD
RANKING
24
First appearance at the World Grand Prix
Week 1
B
Week 2
I
Week 3
M
POOLS