The Queen of Japanese Volleyball Saori Kimura will return to Japan after spending 2 seasons in the Turkish League. The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist has signed on to play for her old club team, Toray Arrows.
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Pics of Japan’s volleyball superstar Saori Kimura. In case you didn’t know, she has released a book about her adventures in Turkey where she’s been playing for the last 2 seasons.
Colombian spiker Madelaynne Montano has been diagnosed with hepatitis. Reports say that the season is over for Montano as she seeks medical help. Get well soon!
VIDEO: Japanese spiker, Saor Kimura, stars with other athletes namely basketball player Engin Atsur and football player Fernando Muslera for Galatasaray’s new video spot.
Various pics of Japan’s women’s volleyball team & volleyball during the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo where women’s volleyball made its debut. We totally dig the STYLES!
Saori Kimura is the new captain and will lead a new generation of young players as Japan prepares for a new Olympic cycle. The men’s team has hired a new coach to help them prepare for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Team USA invites Japan this summer as the two teams take part in the inaugural USA Volleyball Cup with 3 matches in July. Get your tickets now!
Japanese outside hitter & 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Saori Kimura is loving Europe and therefore remains in Turkey for the 2013/2014 season with a new club team, Galatasaray.
USA’s Logan Tom was the Most Searched Volleyball Player on Volleywood followed closely by Naz Aydemir (TUR) & Jaqueline (BRA). Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013! Check out the 2013 list!
Vakifbank is one of the richest club teams this season. With this (unofficial) salary, Japan’s Saori Kimura is the highest paid Japanese volleyball player this season.
Erika Araki is reportedly engaged to her rugby player boyfriend over the weekend. Awwww how lovely! But when is the wedding?
The Japanese V-League will surely miss her! The 25 year old Saori Kimura, who has represented her country in more than 200 matches, has signed on to play for a Turkish club team this coming season.
Japan is the first team to reveal its roster for London! Yay! Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present to you the 12 volleyball players representing Japan at the 2012 Olympics!
2010 and 2011 were Japan’s most successful years. We hope 2012 will bring them more! With a tough task to qualify for the 2012 Olympics, we believe Japan has what it takes to win an Olympic ticket with this talented roster. Plus, we totally dig Saori’s BANGS!
Saori from Japan shares on how she first got introduced to volleyball, what makes her an FIVB Hero, her goals as a player, how she defines volleyball & her message to the tsunami victims.