Famous Female Volleyball Players
Helia Souza (Fofão), Brazil
Hélia Rogério de Souza of Brazil, better known as Fofão became one of
the well-known female volleyball players in 2008 Olympic Games. Fofão
appeared in Olympic Volleyball fourth consecutive time in Beijing 2008.
In Beijing Fofão, 38-year-old captain led her team to Olympic Gold
medal as a starting setter. She was selected the best setter of the
2008 Olympic Games after superior performance throughout the
Height: 1.73 / 5'8"
2007 Grand Prix:5th
2006 Worlds: 2nd
2003 World Cup: 2nd
1996 Bronze Olympics
2000 Bronze Olympics
2004 Olympics: 4th
2008 Gold Olympics
Nikolic Jelena, Serbia
Jelena Nikolic is a wing-spiker (outside hitter) for the Serbian
women’s volleyball team. The 25-year-old hitter led Serbia to its
surprising bronze at the 2006 World's Championships and helped team
Serbia to qualify the team for its first Olympics.
Teams: VC Takefuji Bamboo (Japan), VakıfBank Güneş Sigorta (Turkey).
Height: 1.94 / 6'4"
Brakocevic Jovana, Serbia
Brakocevic is born in year 1988 and is one of the future stars of the
Brakocevic is an universal player and played as an opposite hitter in
the Beijing Olympic Games of 2008.
Teams: Poštar 064 (Serbia), Spess Volley Conegliano (ITA).
Height: 1.96 / 6'5"
Rosir Calderon, Cuba
Rosir Calderon Diaz was selected the best spiker at the 2006 Worlds
Championships. She is one more powerful offensive player to Cuba’s
She is the daughter of Erenia Diaz, a former world champion and Cuban
women's national team head coach.
- World Grand Prix 2005 Best Spikers (of the final round)
- Best Spiker FIVB Women's World Championship Japan 2006
Born: December 28, 1984
Height: 190 cm/ 6' 2" Spike reach 330 cm/10' 8"
Teams: Ciudad Habana, Cuba
Famous Chinese Female Volleyball Players
Yimei Wang, China
Keep your eyes on Yimei Wang of China. She has very quickly become one
of today's best female volleyball players. This hard hitting woman
became a big star in Beijing Olympic Games 2008.
Yimei Wang (born 11/01/1988) made her international debut for the
national team 2005. In Olympic Games 2008 this 20-year-old opposite
hitter was 2nd best scorer in
the tournament! People did not know so much about her before the
Olympic Tournament 2008 - now they do for sure.
Height: 190 cm/6' 3"
Shirt name: Wang Y.M.
Teams: Liaoning (China)
2003 Asian Junior Women's Volleyball Championship and Most Valuable
2005 Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals: Third place
Grand Champions Cup: Third place
2006 Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals: Fifth place
2008 Olympic Games: Third place (2nd best scorer in the tournament)
Yang Hao, China
Yang Hao ((Chinese: Pinyin: Yáng Hào)) is a Chinese female volleyball
player. Yang currently plays volleyball for club in Liaoning and has
played for the national team during many of its recent successes.
Chinese team won the gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, where they
defeated Russia in one of the most memorable women’s volleyball match
Strength of the national team of China is their balanced and well-build
team, but if one player needs to be brought up, she is Yang Hao. She
has been a leading player for the Chinese national team in its recent
tournaments. In 2008 Olympic Games Chinese team placed 3rd. Yang Hao is
an efficient server and received the best server of the tournament
award several times during her career.
Height: 1.83 cm/6' 1"
Born: 21 March, 1980
Shirt name: H. Yang
World Grand Prix 2007 Best server
World Grand Prix 2005 Best Server
World Grand Prix 2003 Best Server
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