02. 11. 2017

VINTAGE VOLLEYBALL: Ten years from first-ever gold for Italy in World Cup

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Ten years ago Italy won their first ever FIVB World Cup in women’s category.

 

The first matches at the FIVB World Cup in Japan 2007 were played on November 2 and Italy started the competition with the victory over Thailand. 

The tournament was played by the single Round-Robin system and Italy scored 11 wins, losing only two sets from Serbia

That year they defeated Thailand, Dominican Republic, Korea, Serbia, Japan, Poland, Kenya, Peru, Brazil, Cuba, and USA. As the winners, “Azzurre” qualified to the Olympic Games 2008 with Brazil and USA who won the silver and bronze medals.

Simona GIOLI was named for the MVP and the best blocker of the tournament.

ITALY 2007

1 Anzanello Sara

5 Piccinini Francesca

7 Guiggi Martina

8 Barazza Jenny

9 Secolo Manuela

10 Cardullo Paola

11 Ortolani Serena

12 Aguero Taismary

13 Ferretti Francesca

14 Lo Bianco Eleonora

15 Del Core Antonella

17 Gioli Simona 

 

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