Volleyball is one of the major events in the upcoming Rio Olympics this August 5-21, 2016 at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Aside from the great spikes, digs, blocks and combination plays, volleyball enthusiast also look out for the hottest and the most beautiful face of Olympic volleyball, especially in the women’s division.
The volleyball event in women’s division will start on August 6, 2016 with an opening duel between Asia’s top teams Japan versus North Korea followed by China versus Netherlands.
Here are some of the hottest and most beautiful faces to look out for in the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics.
1. Nataliya Goncharova – Russia
Nataliya Goncharova is a Russian volleyball player who plays as an opposite spiker. The 27-year-old veteran player was born in Skole, Ukraine. She stands 1.94 m or 6 feet and 4 1⁄2 inches tall. She is currently the ace scorer of the Russian team after the departure of Ekaterina Gamova.
2. Laura Dijkema – Netherlands
Laura Dijkema is a Dutch volleyball player who plays as a setter. The 26-year-old veteran setter was born in Beilen, Netherlands. She stands 1.84 m or 6 feet tall. She played a vital role in the qualification of team Netherlands in the Rio Olympics. Her smart setting is one of the key factors they qualified for the said event.
3. Jaqueline Carvalho – Brazil
Jaqueline Carvalho is a Brazilian volleyball player who plays as an outside hitter. The 32-year-old London Olympics gold medalist was born in Recife, Brazil. She is married to another Brazilian volleyball superstar, Murilo Endres. They wear the same jersey number 8 in the national team and they have a son whose name is Paulo Arthur. She stands 1.86 m or 6 feet and 1 inch tall.
4. Saori Kimura – Japan
Saori Kimura is a Japanese volleyball player who plays as an outside spiker. She is currently the team captain of the national women’s volleyball team of Japan. She was born in Yashio, Saitama, Japan. She stands 185 cm or 6 feet and 1 inch. She led team Japan in the 2012 London Olympics to bag the bronze medal of the tournament.
5. Kelsey Robinson – USA
Kelsey Robinson is an American volleyball player who plays as an outside spiker. The 24-year-old player was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.A. She stands 1.88 m or 6 feet and 2 inches tall. She played with the Italian club Imoco Volley Conegliano for the 2015-2016 season.
These are some of the hottest, sexiest and cutest women’s volleyball player who will compete in the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics. These players are not only beautiful, hot and sexy, but also great volleyball players who will play a vital role this coming Rio Olympics to catch the prestigious gold medal.
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