Koukartsev’s parents follow him to Ankara as he is following their path in volleyball
Pablo Koukartsev was born in
”I started with swimming, then I went into basketball, and after that my mother started to train me in volleyball. But this was when I was in kindergarten, so for the last fourteen years I have been in volleyball,” Pablo says.
His father Sergey Koukartsev played in the national
team of the
”We want him to continue our path in volleyball. We do
not know yet for which club he will play, but in regards to the national teams,
Both of Pablo’s parents came to
”Sure we are here for this championship. But, also, we have not seen our son for half a year, so we wanted to see him and his level of play,” Pablo’s mother continued. ”I think the level of this competition is high and the organisation is good, but I am disappointed with the results of my son’s team. We were really upset when they could not make it to the semifinals. But still this is the first world championship for him.”
Sergey Koukartsev shares the same feelings: ”I am really upset about the last games so I do not even want to comment on it.”
Despite living in
”I have played with the seniors in the South American Championship and we took the second place,” he said. ”Now I am here. Maybe I will also participate in the U23 World Championship in October.”
So Pablo is clearly following his parents’ wish to continue in their footsteps in volleyball.
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