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Saori Kimura

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“Japan experienced a huge disaster (this year) & there’s many people suffering. We lost so many lives so we have to do something for these victims. What we can do is to play the best volleyball to give them hope.” -Saori Kimura.

Her words truly define her as an FIVB Hero.

First of all, don’t forget to check out the official site of the FIVB HEROES! All you need to do is click THIS.

In this video, FIVB Heroes’ 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 and many more.  She also took a very special moment to share a very deep message about the earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan early this year & claimed so many lives.

Saori is such an inspiration to us all.

Don’t forget to check out the official site of the FIVB HEROES! All you need to do is click THIS.

Don’t forget to check out the official site of the FIVB HEROES! All you need to do is click THIS.

Don’t forget to check out the official site of the FIVB HEROES! All you need to do is click THIS.

(Note: It appears that there’s an error with the subtitle. We’re not sure which “gold medal” Japan won last year. Saori and Japan won the bronze at the 2010 World Championship.)

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  1. The subtitle is not correct. She doesn’t say they won the gold medal. What she really says is that Team Japan won the bronze medal last year, and the team has been making effort to step on the higher podium, eventually to win the gold. Just a piece of information for those who wondering why. Cheers.

  2. Next year the Olympic Games will take place in London, different country, different climate, not Japan and their neighborhood. Then we will see the truth that how great or bad Kimura and her teamates is. Now we can’t say anything while Japan is the host of many, many tournaments.

    • I don’t know why Kimura always smiles too much, much more than her teamates! Is it true or is it just artificial?

      • Saori is always smiling since she started playing for Japan. I dont think it’s artificial. It’s her nature to be always smiling.

        • I know, but she smiles too much than normal, much more than her teamates! Smiling is the unique of Japan’s volleyball, but I don’t see any Japanese player smiles as much as Kimura! I don’t know, but lots of volleyball lovers say Kimura’s smile is artificial, lots of, but not me, although I don’t like Kimura!

          • OMG! Artificial? Can u make an artificial smile in every match u join, months to months, years to years? They need to think more than twice before speaking at such random!

          • there is nothing wrong with smiling during or outside game, it doesn’t matter with fake or sincere smile, it is just a smile, it can be a way to calm or make positive thinking during a game

  3. ซาโอริเป็นผู้เล่นที่น่ารัก เก่ง ยิ้มสวย รัก ซาโอริ

  4. you are my idol in my heart.you are the best talent player that i used to know.let get Japan to go to London and champion.Saori try try and try
    i hope to meet you although it is very difficult,but i always hope a day you will come to VietNam and i will take a photo with you

  5. I am from Algeria

    What mandate Japanese girl beautiful you are a mass of soft beauty move I love you and adore you You are a symbol of Japanese beauty of the girl in the world most beautiful and most feminine Iaanty Japan

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