The women’s volleyball team of Serbia traveled to Japan on a flight via Frankfurt, to the city of Hof, where they will conduct a preparatory camp before the start of the Olympic Games, where they will defend the silver won in Rio in 2016.
Our volleyball players also travel to Tokyo as current European and world champions.
In the plane that took off from the Belgrade airport today at 13.55, there were 14 players who will compete for the composition of the national team that will perform at Olympic Games.
At the press conference held at the Belgrade airport before take-off, the selector Zoran Terzic He pointed out that the team in Hofu will have great conditions for performing the last preparations for the Games.
– In Hofu, we will have all the conditions to prepare well. People from that city are great hosts, they have been to Serbia several times, they follow our national team and we expect that this time, as in 2018, it will be a successful preparation camp.. We will be there for 5 days, which is enough for acclimatization and small corrections in the Game to be ready to welcome the Games. We are going to Tokyo as Olympic runners-up and current world and European champions. We will do our best, and we hope that it will be enough for a good result. What is important is that the players are ready to give their best – the selector pointed out before the trip.
Captain of our national team Maja Ognjenović said that our volleyball players will do their best to repeat, or even surpass the result achieved in Rio five years ago.
– We are excited that we are finally moving to Japan. We had long and serious preparations, as required by competitions such as the Olympic Games, but also the European Championship, which awaits us later. We do not want to predict anything, but we are aware that we have positive pressure, which we still feel and we hope that from game to game we will be able to be better and better – she said. Maja Ognjenović.
The best player of the past World Cup in which Serbia won the title, Tijana Boskovic, pointed out that she believes in the quality of our national team.
– I am very happy and excited that we are finally on our way to Japan and it is a great pleasure to be part of the Serbian Olympic team again. We know that a difficult tournament awaits us and our opponents have very big ambitions and every game will be important. I believe in our quality and in everything we have done over the years. I believe that we will achieve a good result at the Olympic Games.
Source: HotSport by hotsport.rs.
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