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RIO 2016 M: The oldest volleyball players at Olympic Games

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Today, WorldofVolley is presenting you the oldest volleyball players in men’s category who will participate at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Sergio Dutra Dos Santos


Six players were born in seventies… one player has 41 years while two have 40, One has 38, one 37 and one 36 at the moment. But, let’s start from the beginning

Egypt’s setter Abouelhassan Ashraf is the oldest player at the tournament, followed by Russian attacker Sergey Tetyukhin and Brazilian libero Sergio Dutra dos Santos.

Egypt and Abouelhassan Ashraf, never won the medal at OG, two times they were 11th.  For him, this will be the third appearance in the Games.

Sergey Tetyukhin participated on five Olympic Games and he is the only volleyball player in the world with four Olympic medals (two bronzes Athens and Beijing, one silver Sydney and gold from London).

On the other side Sergio was Olympic champion with Brazil in 2004 Athens and achieved the silver medal in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. This will be Sergio’s fourth appearance at OG.

William Reid Priddy came to the USA National team in 1999 and the following year took part in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where they were 11th. In the next edition in Athens USA took 4th place while in Beijing 2008 they won the gold medal. From today’s team he and David Lee were the winners of that medal. Four years later in London USA were 5th.

Although they are among the oldest in their teams, for William Peixoto Arjona and Daniele Sottile (oldest in Italy) this will be their first appearance at the Olympic Games.

Abouelhassan Ashraf  (Egypt 41)

Sergey Tetyukhin (Russia 40)

Sergio Dutra dos Santos  (Brazil 40)

William Reid Priddy  (USA 38)

William Peixoto Arjona  (Brazil 37)

Daniele Pasquale Sottile  (Italy 36)


Do you know who will be the most dangerous male server? and female? Check out the players that will be playing as captains at the Olympic Games. Also, see the list of male and female volleyball stars that will miss the Olympic Games.


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