Juantorena is out of the Globe Awards contest
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, February 3, 2013 – Cuban-born
Osmany Juantorena was eliminated during the semifinal phase of
the Volleyball Globe award contest whose results were published
on Saturday by the website Volleyball.it.
The native of Santiago de Cuba received a 37 percent of the
electronic votes of the fans to a 63 percent in favor of
Bulgarian Matey Kaziyski. Both players currently play for
Trentino Diatec in the Italian League.
In the final round among the Spikers, Kaziyski will compete
against Italian Ivan Zaytsev who defeated Poland’s Bartosz Kurek
In other results:
Brazilians Raphael Vieira De Oliveira and Bruno Rezende both
advanced to the finals as the most voted among the Setters while
Bulgaria’s Tsvetan Sokolov will go against Croatia’s Igor Omrcen
among the Opposites.
The finalists of the Middle Blockers will be Serbia’s Marko
Podrascanin and Italia’s Emanuele Birarelli while Italian Andrea
Bari will go against France’s Hubert Henno as Liberos.
Vieira De Oliveira won 57-43 against Serbia’s Nikola Grbic and
Rezende defeated Italia’s Dragan Travica 54-46. Sokolov won
60-40 against Italia’s Michal Lasko while Omrcen had a 53-47
margin against Bulgaria’s Vladimir Nikolov.
Podrascanin won 60-40 over Russia’s Dmitry Muserskiy and
Birarelli outlasted Brazil’s Sidnei dos Santos 59-41. The
Italian Bari outdistanced Poland’s Krzysztof Ignaczc 61-39 while
Henno edged Brazilian Sergio Dutra dos Santos 52-48.
The final phase of the fans’ poll will take place from February
11-18 while the semifinal round of the women’s will run from
Volleyball Globe on the net is a volleyball prize yearly
awarded to players who stood out more in the last calendar year,
playing in a club of any national championship in the world, and
with their national team.
The vote will take place in two phases.
The first will consist of a popular vote of the international
Volleyball.it readers through polls published in a dedicated
section of the website, with male and female players divided by
role; later on, a subsequent vote of an enlarged jury, made by
more than 100 volleyball journalists gathered worldwide, will
have the leading value to the award of two absolute prizes.
The jury of journalists will be given a list of all male and
female players included in the survey previously mentioned,
asking them to indicate five absolute names in a ranking from
1st to 5th place, both for men and women.
The prize will be awarded to the best male player and the best
female player in the world, and there will be partial awards for
each male and female role (setter, opposite, spiker, middle
blocker and libero).