Ciasteczka i polityka prywatności


Alexander Petersson

Birthdate: 02/07/1980

Personal Best
  • Icelandic Sports Person of the Year 2010

Alexander Petersson plays for Rhein-Neckar Löwen in the German Bundesliga and the Icelandic National Team.

Alisha Glass

Hometown: Leland, Michigan

Birthdate: 05/04/1988

  • FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)
  • NORCECA Championship (Gold)
  • FIVB World Cup (Silver)

Born Alisha Rebecca Glass on April 5, 1988…Mother is Laurie Glass, who was also her high school volleyball coach…Grandfather Larry Glass was her high school basketball coach… Majored in kinesiology at Penn State University with a minor in human development and family studies.

Started four of five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters, helping the U.S. to a .251 team hitting efficiency…Turned in 27 digs during Montreux Volley Masters for a 1.80 dig average…Played in 25 of 27 sets at Pan American Cup, including seven of eight match starts…Helped team to an overall .325 hitting efficiency for the tournament, including a .525 hitting efficiency versus Cuba in the bronze-medal match…Averaged 1.92 digs per set at the Pan Am Cup…Averaged 3.21 assists per set with 19 sets played and two match starts in helping U.S. win the FIVB World Grand Prix…Helped U.S. hit .493 as a team in starting setter role against Peru on Aug. 21…Played in nine sets and registered nine assists during NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship, helping the squad to the gold medal…Played in 20 sets during the FIVB World Cup with one match start helping Team USA to the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualification…Tallied two blocks and 25 assists in start against Kenya as the team held .322 hitting efficiency.

Follow Alisha on Twitter:
Alisha Glass - Setter - Women's National Team: @Aglass6


Hometown: La trinité, Martinique

Birthdate: 07/06/1984

Personal Best
  • gold , Olympic gold medalist at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
  • world gold medalist at the World Championships in 2009
  • Gold medal at the European Championship in 2010
  • Gold medalist in the 2011 World Championships
  • 1999-2001 : Gauloise de Trinité en Martinique
  • 2001-2004 : Angers Noyant
  • 2004-déc. 2010 : Paris Handball
  • déc. 2010- juin 2010 : Toulouse Handball
  • 2010-... : FC Barcelone

Cédric Sorhaindo , is a French handball player playing the pivot position and currently playing for the club Barcelona.With the national France team he won the world championship twice , Olympic championship and the European championship .

China Table Tennis Team


Chinese players have won the men's World Championship 60% of the time since 1959; in the women's competition, Chinese players have won all but two of the World Championships since 1971. At the 2008 Olympics, China won all possible medals. Apart from the Chinese national team who are ranked number one in the world and wear Mizuno kit for training and competition, the table tennis community in China continues to produce many world-class players. This depth of skill allows the country to continue dominating recent world titles after a short break during the 1990s. The overwhelming dominance of China in the sport has triggered a series of rules changes in the International Table Tennis Federation and as part of the Olympics. Wang Hao is currently the
highest-ranked male player in the world. Deng Yaping is regarded by many as one of the greatest table tennis player of all time. The sport played an important role in China's international relations; in April 1972, the US table tennis team were invited to visit China, an event later called "Ping Pong Diploma’’.

Hulk (Givanildo Vieira de Souza)

Hometown: Paraíba, Brazil

Birthdate: 25/07/1986

Personal Best
  • J. League Division 2: Top scorer 2007
  • Peace Cup: Top scorer 2009
  • Portuguese League: Top scorer 2010–11
  • Portuguese League Player of the Month: February 2009, September 2010, October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, January 2011 (record)
  • Portuguese League Breakthrough Player: 2008–09
  • Portuguesa League Player of the Year: 2010–11
  • Silver Medal - Olympics London 2012
  • Primeira Liga: 2008–09, 2010–11
  • Taça de Portugal: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • UEFA Europa League: 2010–11

Givanildo Vieira de Souza, aka Hulk, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Zenit St Petersburg. On the eve of the Super Cup match between Porto and Barcelona, Mizuno revealed that their ambassador, Hulk, will wear a unique pair of the brand’s Morelia boots for the big game. The gold boots have been specially designed and embroidered to commemorate the Brazilian star’s remarkable 2010/2011 season during which FC Porto won the Portuguese League, the League Cup and the Europa League Cup, and Hulk himself achieved top goal scorer status in the Liga Sagres with 23 goals.As his nickname suggests, Hulk's strength and stocky build are considered his foremost attributes, along with speed, acceleration, and a powerful shot. Coupled with his explosive on pitch personality, this means he is somewhat true to the nickname he has been given. However, its origins stem from when he received the nickname Hulk due to his resemblance to actor Lou Ferrigno, who played the comic book hero.

Igor Vori

Birthdate: 20/09/1980

Personal Best
  • Best Defensive player 2008 European Chanpionships
  • Bronze Medal Olympics London 2012
  • Gold Medal Olympics Athens 2004

Igor Vori plays for HSV Hamburg and the Croation National Handball Team

Javier Gómez Noya

Hometown: Basilea, Suiza

Birthdate: 25/03/1983

  • Triple triathlon world champion ( 2008, 2010 and 2013 )
  • Silver medal at the London Olympics 2012
  • Triple Triathlon European Champion ( 2007, 2009 and 2012 )
  • European Champion Middle Distance in 2013

Although born in Basel (Switzerland ), Javier Gomez Noya grew up in Ferrol, (Spain). At only 15, he debuted in the Olympic triathlon Castropol (Asturias ) , where he finished second in the junior category.His rise suffered a setback in 1999 upon being diagnosed with cardiac abnormality. Javier , against the advice of specialists decided to continue fighting for his dream and prove them wrong. Finally recovered in 2006 , Javier won three races of the World Cup ,as well as two second places and a third, facts which helped him become the first Spanish to win the World Cup . In 2007 he won the European Championships.In 2008 his main objectives were the World Championships and the Olympic Games in Beijing. Attending both he returned with sensational results The athlete also attended the 2012 London Olympics , where he won a silver medal and is now looking forward to the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Jens Bechtloff

Hometown: Waiblingen, Germany

Birthdate: 17/04/1986

  • Plays fro TBV Lemgo

Bechtloff began playing handball at age five. With the TV Bittenfeld he rose in the 2003/2004 season in the palm-Regional and 2005/2006 in the second Bundesliga Süd on. For the German national youth team, he played 8 games. With the junior national team, he became European champion in 2006 in Innsbruck.

His international debut came on 29 November 2008 in a friendly match against Iceland.

On 29 May 2010 he won the EHF cup with TBV Lemgo.

Position: Left Wing
Shoe: Wave Stealth

Jesper Nøddesbo

Hometown: Herning, Denmark

Birthdate: 23/10/1980

  • Danish Champion League in 2005/06 and 2006/07 Cup
  • Winner of League and Cup in the 2004/05 Danish
  • Asobal League Champion : 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Champions League: 2011
  • Copa del Rey: 2009, 2010 y 2014
  • Copa Asobal: 2010, 2012, 2013 y 2014
  • Spain Super Cup : 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014
  • Super Globe: 2013
  • Pyrenees League : 2010
  • European bronze with Denmark in 2006
  • European gold with Denmark in 2008

Jesper plays as a pivot for the FC Barcelona and the Danish national team .

Jordan Larson

Hometown: Hooper, Nebraska

Birthdate: 16/10/1986

  • FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)
  • NORCECA Championship (Gold)

Born Jordan Quinn Larson on Oct. 16, 1986, in Fremont, Nebraska. Parents are Pat and Kae Clough and Kevin Larson…Married Luke Burbach in May 2009…Majored in communication studies at University of Nebraska.

Earned first team Super-State honors in each of her final three prep seasons at Logan View High School (Nebraska)…Named Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick and was ranked the No. 2 player in the country by 2005 - Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship. 2004 - Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Led Logan View to a 25-2 record and a berth in the Class C-1 state semifinals…Established a C-1 record with 501 kills, hitting .490 with 49 blocks as a senior…Selected Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year honors…Earned Lincoln Journal Star’s Female High School Athlete of the Year for 2003-2004…Selected All-State Second Team in high school girls’ basketball after leading team to a 21-2 record with averages of 14.8 points and nine rebounds per game. 2003 – Selected All-American while playing for Nebraska Juniors at the USA Junior Olympic Girls’ Volleyball Championship…Paced LVHS to a 25-3 record and a state final appearance, totaling 357 kills on .424 hitting while serving 158 aces and setting a C-1 state record with 15.08 kills per game.

Follow Jordan on Twitter:
Jordan Larson - Outside Hitter - Women's National Team: @JordanLarson10

Marisa Barros

Birthdate: 25/02/1980


Elisa Marisa Branco Barros Rodrigues (born February 25, 1980 in Paços de Ferreira, Tâmega) is a female long-distance runner from Portugal who specialises in marathon running. She ran for her country at the 2008 Summer Olympics and was sixth at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. On the road circuit, she has won marathons in Porto and Seville.She made her debut in the half marathon in May 2007 and beat all opposition at the Setúbal Half Marathon, running a time of 1:13:54. She ran at the Porto Half Marathon, where she claimed third place, that September and was the runner-up at the Ovar Half Marathon behind Fernanda Ribeiro in October. A marathon debut followed two weeks later and she won on her first attempt, taking the top honours at the Porto Marathon. In 2008 she ran a half marathon in Pombal, finishing behind Inês Monteiro and then went on to represent Portugal in the marathon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing in 32nd place. Barros showed significant improvements at the Seville Marathon in February 2009 with a significant personal best of 2:26:03, winning the national title. She competed in a 10K road event at the 2009 Lusophony Games and was second behind Ribeiro. Later that season she went on to take sixth place at the 2009 World Championships Marathon as the first European finisher.Her first race of 2010 was the Osaka Ladies Marathon and she improved her time to 2:25:45, finishing as runner-up to Amane Gobena. In the event at the 2010 European Athletics Championships she was ten minutes off her best time and had to settle for eighth place. She ran in the Great North Run (UK) in September 2010 and took third place with a time of 1:09:09, behind compatriot Ana Dulce Félix. The 2010 European Cross Country Championships were held on home turf in Albufeira and Barros ran for the hosts, taking sixth place overall and helping the Portuguese women to the team title, alongside race winner Jessica Augusto.

Marko Kopljar

Birthdate: 12/02/1986

  • Bronze Medal Olympics London 2012

Marko Kopljar plays for Paris HC and the Croatian National Team

Russia Women's Volleyball Team

Personal Best
  • FIVB Ranking 5
  • Silver Medal - Athens Olympics 2004
  • Bronze Medal - World Championships Germany 2002

Ryan Miller

Hometown: Alpine, Utah

Birthdate: 22/01/1978

  • NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship (Silver Medal)

Born Ryan Madsen Millar on Jan. 22, 1978 in San Dimas, Calif. ... Parents are Steven and Mardi... He is married to Suzanne... Together, they are proud parents of Max, born in 2006 and Oliver, born in 2010... Ryan also has two brothers: James and Jon... Enjoys snowboarding, golfing and being with his wife... Graduated from BYU in 2001 with a degree in sociology... In July 2006, Millar was named as an assistant coach for the BYU men's volleyball team under Head Coach Tom Peterson... In August 2006, Ryan was named co-interim head coach of the BYU men's volleyball team after Peterson's sudden resignation. After one season with the BYU men's program, Millar returned to the U.S. Men's National Team and removed his name from consideration for the BYU head coaching position... His most defining moment was getting married at 19... His happiest moment in sports was winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games... While celebrating the gold medal victory, Ryan held up a poster of son, Max... Disneyland held a parade for Ryan following the gold medal victory. He also got to throw out the first pitch at an LA Dodgers game and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey and Bonnie Hunt shows... Lists his life goals as "I want to be a great husband, I want to be a great father, and I want to coach an NCAA school to a National Championship"... He would also like to play on the Senior PGA Tour.

Follow Ryan on Twitter:
Ryan Millar - Middle Blocker - Men's National Team: @Ryanmillarmizun

Yemane Tsegay

Birthdate: 08/04/1985


Yemane Adhane Tsegay (born 8 April 1985) is an Ethiopian long distance runner who specialises in the marathon. He began competing in international races in 2008 and finished third at the Casablanca Marathon that year, posting a time of 2:13:29. He had his first victory at the end of the year, winning the Macau Marathon in December. He opened 2009 with a second place finish at the Marrakech Marathon in January.
Yemane made significant progress at the Paris International Marathon in April that year: although he finished in fourth place, he clocked a much improved personal best of 2:06:30.He qualified to represent Ethiopia at the World Championships in Athletics and put in a strong debut performance at the 2009 World Championship Marathon race with
a time of 2:08:42, just seven seconds behind bronze medalist Tsegay Kebede. Two months later he recorded his third consecutive sub-2:09 time, breaking the course record at the Gyeongju International Marathon in the process. In the 2010 season, he started by setting a new half marathon best of 1:01:50 at the Zayed International Half Marathon. He stepped back up to the full distance for the Lake Biwa Marathon and won in cold conditions. He improved further at the Prague Half Marathon with a quick run of 1:01:37 for third place, in spite of poor conditions. He ran at the Berlin Marathon in September 2010 and finished in fourth place, running 2:07:52 in wet conditions. A considerable marathon talent, Yemane chooses Mizuno kit to keep him pushing forward safe in the knowledge that he has cutting edge equipment at his feet.