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Posts tagged with: Tokyo

ZMS what Kobzar

All our Olympians, except for Maxim Mikhailov, already having this honorary title, received the cherished three letters - ZMS. The captain of the Russian national team also became an Honored Master of Sports, pupil of the Surgut volleyball Igor Kobzar. He received a ticket to big volleyball from his parents and VC "Gazprom-Yugra", so today we are happy for Igor all together. Congratulations on the highest Read more »

Liter of validol and Podlesnyh for feeding

it seems, for the first time the Russian national team approached the decisive (and she is so!) the game with Brazil is not an underdog. Behind him - two victories over South Americans in a month, But that's not the point. Was seen, how at the group stage the Brazilians really want to beat the Russians - and cannot. No way. No shuffling composition, nor trying to play on Read more »

Russia again in the semifinals with Brazil

In the quarterfinals with Canada, everything was expected: and tenacious play of the opponent, who has nothing to lose, and our class excellence, which needed to be confirmed. Making the expected a reality is not easy at all, especially in the context of the playoffs of the Olympics, where exactly the quarterfinal barrier separates a satisfactory result from a failure for our team. Did not fail, yes and they couldn't Read more »

Useful defeat

Defeat from France is painful, but not fatal, therefore - useful. After all, all, what does not kill, makes us stronger. France needed more, Ngapeth and Co. on the brink of the abyss played a game of crazy quality. Ours managed in the second set to pass the opponent over with power on the grid, and after two consecutive blocks at the beginning of the third batch from Wolwicz and Read more »

Gone Brazil, hardly noticing

Remarkably, that the victory over Brazil is no longer from the realm of a miraculous miracle, but quite a working option. And you can't say, that the opponent resisted for the sake of, like the League of Nations, where everything was decided. The Brazilians needed victory like air, they tried it, and so, and replacements twisted, and the scenario of the previous match with Argentina in my head Read more »

The victory over the USA is very important in three aspects at once.

Standing position We almost guaranteed ourselves a place in the playoffs. In two days we will understand, as far as we can claim the championship in the group, giving the right to play with the fourth team in a parallel six. But such a tournament mix is ​​planned there., that guessing and gaining is pointless: the same Italy can land on the fourth line and very few people want it to be rivals Read more »

So far according to plan

The start of ours at the Olympics was expectedly nervous and expectedly successful: no one will know for certain, what percentage of marriage can be attributed to inevitable excitement. Important, that they managed to put their nerves in order in the second set and then the car started working, more powerful physically, than the opponent. A hard start at such a crucial tournament is the norm: let's remember 0:2 Italians in Read more »

Tokyo only, only hardcore

Thomas Sammelvuo decided on the Olympic squad on the application flag. The difficulty was, that volleyball has been played for a long time with an application from 14 human, but the IOC is doing its best to reduce the number of participants in the Games, cutting out wherever possible. You can play volleyball - and the same people go to Tokyo 12 human, as for the Games, when Read more »

Warm up before Tokyo

The League of Nations, held in a bubble without spectators, is a training tournament before the Olympics, where the result is not that important? Or the League of Nations is a respected, powerful competition with a solid prize pool, which teams are fighting for, not sparing my belly? True, normally, somewhere in the middle: training tournament for weighty interest. Therefore, you should not sprinkle ashes on your head Read more »

Olympics rated

After the end of qualification for the Olympic Games 2020, the entire volleyball community discusses the groups in Tokyo. According to the existing rated teams divided into two clearly unequal groups. Judge for yourself: Group A Group of the Polish national team and Italy amount to Japan, Canada, Iran and Venezuela, and in group B shlestnutsya US, Brazil, Russia, France, Argentina and Tunisia. However, taking into account the output Read more »