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RIO 2016 M: Giba – “For me, Wallace is the MVP of Rio Olympics”

by WoV
source: globoesporte.globo.com

One of the best players in volleyball history, legendary Brazilian player Giba, has praised the performance of Wallace at the Olympic Games in Rio.



Brazil once again managed to shut up the mouth of critics. The champions came back and achieved a great result. We saw how difficult is to wear a jersey of Brazil in all these years. For me, Wallace is the MVP of the whole tournament. He played well every game, taking the responsibility all the time, without hesitation…Well done” says legendary Giba!


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BlueRedWhite August 22, 2016 - 9:25 pm

For me its Zaytsev, FIVB managed to give the title to Brazil, well done

dee jae69 August 23, 2016 - 1:03 am

@BlueRedWhite yeah same here i thought it would be zaytsev

Bahamut August 24, 2016 - 12:34 am

@BlueRedWhite ye such a wierd decision to give MVP to the team that won the tournament. Zaitsev would’ve won if Italy had beaten Brazil in the finals, since they dind’t Wallace deserved it, however FIBV was very smart here and payed homage to Sergio Dutra Santos for his amazing career since this is his last International tournament. Aside from that Sergio was a monster, after Lucarelli got injuried he covered the entirety of Brazils back field on servs, he was playing for 2 basicaly.

Ronnie-D August 23, 2016 - 2:52 am

I am brazilian and I say: Zaytsev played better than Wallace in this olympic tournament.

Bahamut August 24, 2016 - 12:31 am

@Ronnie-D He didn’t, Brazil won the tournament, Wallace had an awesome performance on the finals, makes no sense to give MVP to the player on the loosing team when both were realy great on the tournament as a whole.

Jowsef August 23, 2016 - 3:17 am

I wonder if Giba would pick any other Opposite aside from Wallace when he is Brazilian.. Zaytsev is the most talked player above all. Everyone knows he is the best opposite.

Bahamut August 24, 2016 - 12:38 am

@Jowsef Zaytsev is likely the best oposite on the world, however Wallace had a better tournament. The deciding factor was, Wallace was the main player for Brazil on the final match and Brazil beat Italy and Zaitsev, theres no way anyone in theire right mind would award Zeitsev over Wallace on the Olympics.


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