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Zonta and Gallay spurred on by London experience

Maria Zonta and Ana Gallay want to put their Olympic experiences to good use on the World Tour
After making their Olympic debuts at London 2012 Ana Gallay and Maria Zonta are hoping to use their experience of the Olympic Games to help further their beach volleyball careers.

The Argentine pair have been in good form on the South American Tour and have won gold in Chile, finished second in Uruguay and claimed bronze in Paraguay and Peru.

So far Gallay and Zonta have featured in three FIVB World Tour events – twice in Brasilia and once in Sanya - and now the next step is to feature more prominently on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour starting with the Corrientes Grand Slam in May on home soil.

“Not everyone gets to experience being part of an Olympic Games,” Gallay said. “You don’t get to experience that kind of thing every day.”

“We are training to see if we could join the international circuit,” Zonta added. “We have played in four of the eight South American tournaments and we want to keep improving. We need to compete more.”

Having already tasted success in other South American nations, the pair’s next target is to give their home fans something to cheer when the South American Tour stops in Argentina and the FIVB World Tour visits Corrientes.

 “We are going to play at home soon,” Gallay said. “It is the first time they will have a female tournament because before they had a male-only competition. Perhaps us two going to the last Olympics has helped pave the way.”


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