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The Final Cup will be dedicated to the RD team that won gold with the Panams in 2003

The third edition of the NORCECA Final Six Cup, which will be held from next Sunday, February 20th, to the 26th of this month, at the Ricardo Gioriber Arias Volleyball Palace of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center, is particularly dedicated to the Dominican team that competed at the 2003 Pan American Games and won the gold medal in the tournament of this discipline.

“We wanted to give this event a special honor and give the public a big acknowledgment for beating the girls from the 2003 Panam champion team,” said Alexis Garca, president of the Dominican Volleyball Federation (Fedovoli).

“It’s been 20 years since that magnificent performance that paralyzed the Dominican people,” said Garcia, later pointing out that the 12 players will be present at the tournament’s opening ceremony on Sunday in the same uniform as they did on that memorable occasion and hang with the medal. On neck.

Mr. Garca made the announcement at a press conference in the hall of the Regional Center for the Development of Volleyball, where Cosiris Rodrguez, the historic captain, Milagros Cabral, Evelyn Carreras, Rosa Cassó, and Sofa Heredia, who will complete a roll of honor at the same time as Nuris Arias, Yudelka Bautista, Indy Nova, Berenice Restituyo, and others that made up the selection,

He also said the volleyball palace has been renovated for the Final Six, where the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and the “Queens of the Caribbean” will compete.

Garca indicated that there will be three games a day at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., as well as the main course of the evening (7:00 p.m.), which will star the Quisqueyan collective each day.

He stressed that the full billboard will be broadcast by CDN Sport. As well as through the various Fedovoli digital platforms.

For his part, Cristóbal Marte, Director of the National Project for Women’s Volleyball Teams, presented the group of women volleyball players that will make up the national team.

To applause from the crowd, he called out starters Bethania de la Cruz, Brayelin Martnez, and Yonkaira

Pea and Madeline Guillén, center players Yineirys Martinez, Lisvel Eve Mejia, Geraldine Gonzalez, and Candida Arias, guards Niverka Marte and Yokaty Perez, opponents Gaila Gonzalez and Vielka Peralta, and liberos Yaneirys Rodriguez and Larismer Martinez

The coaching staff consists of coach Marcos Kweik, his assistants Wagner Pacheco and Wilson Sánchez, and physiotherapists Omar Martnez, Marcelo Cezarano, and Bolivar Villalona.

Marte announced that, on her initiative, the proceeds from the sale of her jackets during the event will be donated to the families of the victims of the San Cristóbal tragedy.

She expressed that the Women’s Project owes much to this province as Cosris, Nurys, “Yaguate” Arias, Danny Saviñón and others are natives there.

He also thanked for the strong support that Sports Minister Francisco Camacho has given to volleyball.

Minister Camacho meanwhile declared that “The Queens of the Caribbean” had long since won the most important medal, “the heart of the Dominicans”.

Tickets are already available from Uepa Ticket at a price of 780 pesos general admission.

He pointed out that the other five nations that will take part in the Final Six Cup will be fighting for two medals as the gold will remain in the hands of the national team.

Also speaking at the act was Garibaldy Bautista, President of the Dominican Olympic Committee, who revealed that he was one of those present at the Volleyball Palace two decades ago when the Dominican Republic performed the miracle and defeated Cuba in the final to win the gold plate.

Milagros Cabral, now general manager of the Women’s National Team Project, also sat at the main table of the activity. Professor Nelson Ramírez, Fedovoli’s secretary, also appeared.

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