Dominicans receive support from diplomatic personnel


NAGOYA, Japan, October 7, 2018 – More than 20,000 spectators crowded the Nagoya Municipal Gymnasium to watch the match between host Japan and the Dominican Republic as part of the Women’s Volleyball World Championship.


Surrounded by the enthusiastic Japanese fans, a small group of Dominican fans waved their national flag and cheered every point scored by their compatriots.


The match went to the five-set limit so there was plenty action to cheer for and the Dominicans enjoyed the experience despite the loss to Japan in one of the toughest battle of this edition of the world championship.


The Dominican fans, led by General Consul Carlos Cepeda and Counselor Minister Joselyn Saladin, made the trip from Tokyo to Nagoya to support their compatriots. They were accompanied by Dr. Lillian Fondeur who is visiting Japan.


The Dominican Republic team next plays The Netherlands and the Dominican Ambassador to Japan, H.E. Héctor Dominguez has confirmed his presence.


“It is a great honor for the Dominican team to receive the support from our diplomatic representatives,” said Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, president of the Female Program of the National Federation and president of NORCECA and First Executive Vice President of the FIVB.