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Sixth edition of Denitza Krivova Memorial held in France

All participants in the Denitza Krivova Memorial match paid emotional tribute to the talented young player who lost her life six years ago
Florange, France, October 15, 2014 - Emotional tribute was paid to the memory of Denitza Krivova, the Bulgarian-born Luxembourg international who tragically lost her life in a car accident in 2008 when she was only 18 years old. In the sixth edition of the Denitza Krivova Memorial, the last team she played for, Terville Florange Olympique Club from French Ligue A Feminine took on Wiesbaden from the German women’s Bundesliga.

The match that took place on Tuesday evening in Florange offered the spectators high-level volleyball with exciting turnarounds in almost every set. Eventually, it was the German team that claimed the victory 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 27-25, 25-22), but this was really the last thing that mattered to everyone attending. After the game, both teams received trophies presented to them by Denitza’s father, Ranguel Krivov, accompanied by Denitza's 4-year-old sister Lea, but what was more important to them was to share the emotion of this moment dedicated to the memory of a very talented young volleyballer.

The event was attended by volleyball fans, many members of the European volleyball community and friends of the Krivov family.

“Deni was a very positive person. She was always smiling and despite her young age she was always happy to help the others. Of course, she was also a player of superb quality and we all feel lucky that she was part of our club. This is already the sixth edition of this memorial match and we plan to keep the tradition going,” said TFOC President Daniel Mroczkowski.

Denitza’s father Ranguel Krivov added: “A big ‘thank you’ to all who participated in this event. I am sure Deni is very happy to see from above how many people came to pay tribute to her memory. Naturally for me this is a very emotional moment. I feel the heavy sorrow, but I am also full of pride that in the short lifetime she had, Deni managed to impress so many people and to leave her mark.”

“For logistical reasons, this year the national women’s team of Luxembourg, which Deni was also a part of, could not participate in the event, but I hope that from next year the tradition to hold a match between Deni’s club team and the national team will be renewed,” he added.


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