Volleyball is one of the major events in this coming Rio Olympics that will happen at Rio de Janeiro on August 5-21, 2016. Volleyball fans and enthusiasts are looking out for the great plays, digs, spikes, serves, sets and most especially for the great players and their team that will be competing this Olympic season.
The Olympics Men’s Volleyball tournament will start on August 7, 2016 that will feature an all-European opening game between France versus Italy. The second game will see the Host team Brazil versus Mexico.
Here are some of the best Men’s Volleyball player to watch out for this coming 2016 Rio Olympics that will leave you in an awe:
- Ricardo Lucarelli
Ricardo Lucarelli is a Brazilian volleyball player who plays as an outside hitter. The 24-year-old national team player was born in Contagem, Brazil. He stands 1.95 m or 6 feet and 5 inches. He is the 2014 Best Outside Spiker of FIVB World Championship.
- Facundo Conte
Facundo Conte is an Argentinian volleyball player who plays as an outside hitter. The 26-year-old veteran player was born in Vicente López, Argentina. He stands 1.98 m or 6 feet and 6 inches. He is the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Pan American Games.
- Micah Christenson
Micah Christenson is an American volleyball player who plays as the setter of the team. The 23-year-old setter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. He stands 1.98 m or 6 feet and 6 inches. He won the Best Setter award in the 2015 FIVB World Cup.
- Dmitriy Muserskiy
Dmitriy Muserskiy is a Russian volleyball player who plays as a middle blocker or opposite spiker. The 27-year-old ace spiker was born in Makiivka, Ukraine, USSR. He stands 2.18 m or 7 feet and 2 inches. He is the Most Valuable player of FIVB World Championship in 2014.
- Earvin N’Gapeth
Earvin N’Gapeth is a French volleyball player who plays as outside spiker. The 25-year-old veteran spiker was born in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France. He stands 1.94 m or 6 feet and 4 inches. He is the Most Valuable Player of the Italian Championship this 2016.
- Bartosz Kurek
Bartosz Kurek is Polish volleyball player who plays as an opposite spiker. The 27-year-old captain of the Poland national team was born in Wałbrzych, Poland. He stands 2.05 m or 6 feet and 9 inches. He is the Most Valuable Player of the FIVB World League in 2012.
- Ivan Zaytsev
Ivan Zaytsev is an Italian volleyball who plays as an opposite spiker. The 27-year old volleyball star was born in Spoleto, Italy. He stands 2.02 m or 6 feet and 8 inches. He is the 2015 FIVB World Cup Best Opposite Spiker.
- Mir Saeid Marouf Lakrani
Mir Saeid Marouf Lakrani is an Iranian volleyball player who is currently the team captain and the setter of the team. The 30-year-old setter is was born in Urmia, Iran. He stands 1.89 m or 6 feet and 2 inches. He won the 2016 World Olympic Qualification Tournament Best Setter.
- Max Holt
Max Holt is an American Middle blocker who plays in the USA National Team since 2010. The 29-year-old veteran blocker was born in Cincinnati, United States. He stands 2.05 m or 6 feet and 9 inches. He won the Best Middle Blocker award during the 2015 FIVB World League.
- Jenia Grebennikov
Jenia Grebennikov is a French volleyball player who plays as the libero of the national team of France. The 25-year-old libero was born in Rennes, France. He stands 1.89 m or 6 feet and 2 inches. He won the 2016 FIVB World League Best Libero.
These are only ten of the best among the best volleyball players in the world. These national team players will play an important role in fighting to claim the prestigious Olympic Gold medal this August 2016 in the Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.
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