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Volleyroos eyeing Rio spot

 
Australia are hoping to line up in Rio come 2016
 
Canberra, Australia, July 31, 2015 – With just over a year until the start of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games Australia are doing all they can to ensure their place at the Games, which run from August 5-21. 

Roberto Santilli’s team finished ninth at London 2012 and 15th at the Poland 2014, FIVB Volleyball World Championship. 

They also progressed as a team in this year’s FIVB Volleyball World League, where despite losing to Italy, Brazil and Serbia, their performances and the impressive attendances in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide show that the team and sport are developing well.

At the moment though they are ranked 13th in the world, but with only 12 spots available, they must continue their improvement to book their place in Rio. 

“The goal of this team is to qualify for the Olympics,” Santilli said. “We really believe and are working so hard and improving so fast, so we will be ready.” 

Watch the video below to see behind the scenes action from the Volleyroos 2015 World League campaign. 





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