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Women s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Cuba beat Russia 3-2 (26-24, 19-25, 25-27, 25-19, 15-13) - duration 2:07
16-Aug, start time: 22:05, end time: 0:12 - Attendance: 2'900
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Comments from Luis Felipe CALDERON BIET (CUB), Yumilka RUIZ (CUB), Lioubov SHASHKOVA (RUS) and Ekaterina GAMOVA (RUS).

Luis Felipe CALDERON BIET (CUB) - head coach

On the match

"We achieved a worthwhile victory. We came here to do our best; you haven't seen yet what we can do in the field."

Yumilka RUIZ (CUB) - captain

On the match.

"We are very happy because we won a very difficult match. We had confidence and we knew that we could win. Now, we have ahead of us the match against China and because of its difficulty we must be very careful."

Lioubov SHASHKOVA (RUS) - universal

On the match

"We had a wonderful start. Both teams performed very well, but we just felt tired and we lost our rhythm in the match. We will keep on trying; we hope that we will make it to the quarterfinals."

Ekaterina GAMOVA (RUS)

On the match

"We waited long for the end of this match. We did not train a lot before the start and that's why we lost the first set. I believe that the reason for losing tonight's match was our bad blocks."

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