Volleyball tournaments at the Tokyo Olympics are held at the highest level, said on Sunday, August 8, President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Ari Graça.
“The volleyball and beach volleyball tournaments at the Tokyo Olympics are held at the highest level. From venues, event organization and volunteers to the incredible performance of every player and national team in the tournament. I am extremely impressed and I can say that this is a world-class tournament “, – quotes Graça TASS…
He also expressed regret that the Olympic Games were forced to be held without spectators. However, the FIVB “fully understands that this decision was made by the Japanese side in the interests of maintaining health and holding a safe Games.”
At the same time, the FIVB President noted that thanks to the advanced work in Tokyo 2020, the Olympic volleyball competitions “are creating an incredible experience for hundreds of millions of fans around the world.”
On August 7, the men’s volleyball team of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) won silver and brought Russia the 69th medal at the Games. In the final, the Russians lost to the French national team.
On the same day, the Minister of Sports of Russia Oleg Matytsin thanked the ROC men’s volleyball team for their dedication and beautiful play at the Games in Tokyo. In his opinion, the volleyball players heroically turned the tide of the game and they were able to fight for the gold, but “there was not enough luck.”
Later it became known that Russian volleyball players Maxim Mikhailov, Ivan Yakovlev and Yegor Klyuka entered the symbolic team following the results of the Olympic tournament in Tokyo. The leader of the Russian team, Maxim Mikhailov, was recognized as the best diagonal of the Olympic tournament in Tokyo, his partner Yegor Klyuka became the best blocker of the tournament, and Yegor Klyuka won the title of the best outplayer.
The XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo are held from July 23 to August 8. More than 11 thousand athletes from 206 countries take part in the competition, 339 sets of awards are played in 41 sports. The Russian team includes 333 athletes.