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Thursday, 17th November 2011
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Women?s volleyball team ?serving? their way to London 2012

The women’s volleyball team is utilising their strong serve in an effort to pave the way for entrance into the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Japan took their eighth victory over Kenya during a qualifier match on Wednesday (November 16th).

The homeside, playing in Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo, overcame the Kenyans 25-11, 25-10, 25-9 at the FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2011.

Japan’s thrashing was credited to their incredible serve, executed brilliantly by Saori Kimura, among other players.

Coach Masayosi Manabe said: “We’ve still got three matches but today our serving was really key, and that’s a good point.

“The players practiced very hard and concentrated well in the match, so or serves worked well.”

Anticipating their forthcoming match against Germany, Kimura noted the team would have to keep the rallies going to overcome their strong components.

Meanwhile, Kenyan coach Paul Bitok commended the opposition on their service, admitting his side fought a poor battle.

He said: “We played at our worst and didn’t execute; our reception was not very good.”

Posted by Mark Smith  

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