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Martínez carries Dominican flag at Opening Ceremony

SANTA MARTA, Colombia, November 12, 2017 – Brayelin Martinez, one of the top female volleyball player of the Dominican Republic, was the flag bearer during the parade of the teams of the Bolivarian Games on Saturday night.

Martinez, who plays in the competitive Italian League, was the most valuable player at the U20 FIVB World Championship held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2015.

Since then, the towering player has developed into an offensive force in the starting team of her country currently ranked ninth in the world by FIVB.

The Dominican Republic is participating as a guest country in the Games and their U23 Volleyball Team is entering the tournament following its fourth place at the age-group world championship in Slovenia.