The captain of the Italian women’s volleyball team Miriam Sylla prefers salads and legumes, but indulges in some sweets. And in the gym she is loyal to duty
Miriam Sylla is able to make a difference both from the field and from the bench, encouraging her teammates, because a character it’s a grit like hers are more unique than rare characteristics and it is no coincidence that, despite not having the position as an insured holder, she was chosen as captain of the Italian women’s volleyball team. At 26 he has already won everything, she is missing only an Olympic medal, that dream that she cultivates with all her companions and of which, however, they prefer not to speak openly out of superstition.
Miriam Sylla is at the height
Miriam entered the senior national team at a very young age, after having done all the work in national youth teams, also winning bronze at the Under 19 European Championships in 2012. And with the blue jersey he has already won very important medals such as theworld silver in 2018, the European bronze in 2019 and the silver at the World Grand Prix in 2017. In short, she has already climbed on the podiums of the most important competitions except one and is working hard these days to be able to get on that too.
TO club level, on the other hand, he has already won everything: two championships, three Italian cups and as many Super Cups, a Club World Cup and a Champions League, almost all with Conegliano, the team that has been dominating women’s volleyball in recent years and to which she arrived in 2018, proving to be one of the fundamental pawns for the numerous triumphs of Panthers.
Miriam is 1.84m tall but said she’s been feeling a little short lately because her companions are almost all 1.90 tall. She, of course, is a captain up to the occasion and not only because she has the courage to dye her hair blue when she faces an important competition with the national team, but for the position she manages to give to her teammates, for the commitment that he puts on the field and for the power and precision of his shots.
The sisterhood with Paola Egonu
Both on and off the pitch, Miriam Silla and Paola Egonu they are almost inseparable, which is why they define themselves more than friends, practically sisters. Their friendship is also an important element for the teams they are part of, both Conegliano and the national team. They have known and played together since they were little girls and they are a symbol of Davide Mazzanti’s team repeatedly referred to as multi-ethnic. But in reality it is a team of Italian girls who, as Miriam herself said, certainly do not stay there in the evening in the room to look at the difference in the color of their skin.
Miriam Sylla, workouts and diet
Miriam often publishes photos of her workouts and what she eats on her Instagram page, many times in collaboration with sponsors who have chosen her precisely because she has a gritty and clean image. Sylla he often trains in the gym with weights, because power and strength is one of its most important characteristics. At the table, however, he prefers lightness and therefore yes to salads with chicken and pasta with legumes, even if sometimes he allows himself to go wild with a hazelnut and cinnamon protein cream or with pancakes.
The importance of his family
For Miriam Sylla, teammates are her second family, but obviously she has a very strong bond too with his sister and brother and with his father. Unfortunately they had to face great pain a few years ago, the loss of their mother to a bad disease. Miriam clung to her family and remembered her several times her mom on social media with photos of when he was still cradling her as a child.
August 4th – 10:37 am
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