She already won a bronze at the 2012 Olympics and Saori wants Olympic gold next year in Brazil. Will Saori and Japan achieve it? Together with Brazil, USA & China, Japan is one of the favorites to win a medal in Rio.
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With only 3 middle blockers, we are wondering if Coach Manabe will still use THE HYBRID SYSTEM knowing that it didn’t quite work out for his team during the 2014 World Championship.
POWER LIST! Check out Volleywood’s The Most Searched Volleyball Players and Volleyball Superstars Of 2014! Who is #1???
SHOCKING! 2014 World Grand Prix MVP, Yuko Sano, has QUIT from Team Japan and will NOT play at the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship later this month in Italy.
EXCLUSIVE: What is the Hybrid 6 system that Japanese Women’s National team coach, Masayoshi Manabe introduced prior to the World Grand Prix finals?
To pay tribute to all those who have died from the Hiroshima landslide, Saori Kimura, Yuko Sano & Team added this “black” print on their jerseys.
She is no doubt an ICON! Japan’s hopes are mainly founded on Saori Kimura, who is a world-class wing-spiker and the team’s natural leader.
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.
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.