Milagros Cabral says farewell to volleyball


London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Dominican captain Milagros Cabral said good bye to the courts after finishing her team participation at the Olympic Games.


Dominican Republic, which qualified to the quarterfinals, lost against USA in straight sets (25-14, 25-21, 25-22) in a match between two Norceca teams and also marked the farewell of the veteran player who defended the colors of her country.


When Milagros talked about the match in the post-game conference her teammates suddenly appeared as a special way to pay tribute to one leader of the squad. That was a special moment for her and all the Dominican team.


“This was the last match of our captain, I want to appreciate what she during the four years we worked together,” said head coach Marcos Kwiek. “Se is an example as woman, as a professional, as example to all the Dominican women. For the girls that are here with us, they must take her work as an example because retiring in the maximum stage is fantastic.”


Milagros retires and leaves the leadership of the team in a new generation of players with athletes like Bethania de la Cruz, who is considered to be the new captain.


“I feel so proud for these girls, I love them so much. They as a team are in their best moment. This is the beginning of a young team, which will give a lot to talk about. They showed that today,” she emphasized.