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Facts Inside the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship


Elizabeth Martinez, the youngest player in the FIVB Club World Championships, is playing for Mirador Santo Domingo after helping Dominican Republic to a fifth-place finish in 2011 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship

Doha, Qatar, October 7, 2011 – Mirador Santo Domingo's Elizabeth Martinez is the youngest player in the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship.

For additional information on the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, click here. For more informaton on the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship, click here. For Daily Bulletins for the tournament, click here.

Martinez, at just over 15 years old, helped Dominican Republic to a fifth-place finish at the FIVB Volleyball Women's Junior World Championship 2011 Peru. She is now competing for Mirador Santo Domingo in a club competition. Her squad leads of the FIVB Women's Club World Championship competition on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. against VakifBank TTelekom Istanbul, which won the 2010-2011 CEV Champions League.

The competition switches back to the men’s field for the two late matches on the opening day with with KS Jastryebski taking on Paykan Tehran at 5 p.m. and Al-Ahly Cairo challenging local Doha club Al-Arabi at 7 p.m.

FIVB Men’s Club World Championship
Youngest Player: Devin Plett (Trinity Western Spartans Vancouver), 18.9 years old (07/11/1992)
Youngest Team: Trinity Western Spartans Vancouver, average 20.8 years old
Oldest Player: Saeed Al-Jamaani (Al-Arabi Doha), 38.7 years old (11/01/1973)
Oldest Team: Sesi Sao Paulo, average 29.3 years old
Birthdays During Tournament: Tije Vlam (Al-Arabi Doha) on October 9; Abadllah Abdalsalan Bekhit (Al-Ahly Cairo) on October 10; Mohammad Taher Vadi (Paykan Tehran) on October 10
Team with Most Foreign Transfers: 6, Al-Arabi Doha; KS Jastryebski Wegiel
Team with Fewest Foreign Transfers: 0, Trinity Western Spartans Vancouver; Sesi Sao Paulo
Individual with Most National Selections: 294, Valerio Vermiglio (Zenit Kazan) with Italy

FIVB Women’s Club World Championship
Youngest Player: Elizabeth Martinez (Mirador Santo Domingo), 15.1 years old (11/09/1996)
Youngest Team: Mirador Santo Domingo, average 20.4 years old
Oldest Player: Iryna Zhukoa (Rabita Baku), 36.9 years old (22/11/1974)
Oldest Team: Rabita Baku, average 28.6 years old
Birthdays During Tournament: Wanitchaya Luangtonglang (Chang Bangkok) on October 8; Lena Ustymenko (VakifBank Ttelekom Istanbul) on October 11
Team with Most Foreign Transfers: 10, Rabita Baku
Team with Fewest Foreign Transfers: 0, Chang Bangkok, Kenya Prisons Nairobi, Mirador Santo Domingo, Sollys Nestle Osasco
Individual with Most National Selections: 259 Francia Jackson (Mirador Santo Domingo) with Dominican Republic


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