01. 08. 2019

OQT W: Kiraly decides to take fewer players to Olympic qualification than maximum allowed

Source: teamusa.org; Photo: norceca.info

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The head coach of the U.S. national team Karch Kiraly decided to take 13 players to the FIVB Women’s Volleyball International Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (August 1-4), despite the fact that the FIVB regulations allow enlisting of up to 14 players.


The FIVB Nations League titleholders USA will compete in Pool C at home in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. The rivals of the No. 3 national team in the world (FIVB ranking) will be Bulgaria, Argentina and Kazakhstan.

The roster of 13 players that Kiraly has chosen does not have the name of a famous middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo who is pregnant.

Outside hitters: Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Kim Hill, Jordan Larson, Kelsey Robinson

Opposite hitters: Annie Drews, Jordan Thompson

Middle blockers: Tori Dixon, Dana Rettke, Haleigh Washington

Setters: Lauren Carlini, Jordyn Poulter

Liberos: Megan Courtney, Mary Lake

FIVB Women’s Volleyball International Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - tournaments:

Pool A (Wrocław, Poland): Serbia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Poland.

Pool B (Ningbo, China): China, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic.

Pool C (Shreveport, USA): USA, Argentina, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan.

Pool D (Uberlândia, Brazil): Brazil, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Azerbaijan.

Pool E (Kaliningrad, Russia): Russia, Korea, Canada, Mexico.

Pool F (Catania, Italy): Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Kenya.




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2 Comments about "OQT W: Kiraly decides to take fewer players to Olympic qualification than maximum allowed "

01.08.2019 | 18:10 |   Cjango [unregistered]

Where are Karsta Lowe and Rachael Adams? This ain't right.

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01.08.2019 | 19:38 |   Fan Volleyball [unregistered]

Re: @Cjango
These are the weaker opponents for the US to play the strongest team.

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02.08.2019 | 23:00 |   Ace [unregistered]

Some of them are playing Pan Am tournament!

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