Bulgarian outside hitter and one of the world’s best players, Matey Kaziyski, currently owns the world record with the fastest spike ever recorded by a male volleyball player according to an article published in La Gazzetta dello Sport’s weekly magazine SportWeek.
BB hit the ball at 132km/hour which is faster than a water polo throw and a softball pitch.
That’s impressive MK!
As for the women’s side, Cuban setter/hitter and one of the world’s best servers Yanelis Santos owns the current record at 103 km/hr.
Who wants to DIG Matey and Santos’ spikes?
Let’s all try!
Congrats on your achievement Matey and Yanelis!
Disclaimer: The source doesn’t specify which tournament Matey and Yanelis’ achieved their individual records.
(image: C. Scanlon for Santos/ Unknown for Kaziyski/ source: FIVB)