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Women s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

Japan beat Kenya 3-0 (25-8, 25-17, 25-14) - duration 1:09
22-Aug, start time: 11:00, end time: 12:09 - Attendance: 2'800
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Megumi KURIHARA (JPN) - wing spiker

"It was just one win. We gave everything we had and this result came out from our good efforts. The next match between Greece and Italy will be the one to specify whether we go the quarterfinals, but we are not thinking about that; we wanted to give our best in today's match against Kenya. We could have done better, but this belongs to the past now."

Violet BARASA (KEN) - captain

"The match was good. I liked the way Japan played today. Receiving was our problem and this was a key factor for our defeat. We were a bit slow, especially in blocking. We learnt a lot in these Olympic Games about technique and we hope that we will use this knowledge to become better for next time."

Shoichi YANAGIMOTO (JPN) - head coach

"It was not an easy game. We were very close. Kenya made a lot of mistakes today, which we took advantage of and finally won 3-0. We did the best we could, and now we are looking forward to the result between Greece and Italy. I am not very satisfied with our performance so far."

Abdulriman Kibet MUGE (KEN) - head coach

"We are very disappointed. We have to improve our speed. We have not qualified and we have to go back, identify our mistakes and learn from them."

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