The Dominican Volleyball in world exclusive seat
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, February 13, 2019 - The
Dominican Republic is currently one of two countries on the
entire planet whose women's volleyball teams are ranked in the
top 10 in the world ranking of the four divisions existing in
the program of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).
This has been recognized by the President of that institution,
Dr. Ary S. Graça F °, by awarding a diploma of recognition to
the Dominican Volleyball Federation in the hands of its First
Executive Vice President Mr. Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, during a
ceremony held in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Marte Hoffiz, who is First Executive Vice President of the FIVB
and President of the NORCECA Confederation, traveled to
Switzerland on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Council
of Sports Events of the world organization.
Brazil, one of the great volleyball powers across the globe, is
the other nation whose groups of women are ranked among the top
ten in the four categories which are Senior, U23, U20 and U18.
President Graça F° said that the case of the Dominican Republic
is an example worthy of being imitated, not only in NORCECA, but
in other regions of the world by countries with the same
characteristics and conditions, highlighting the effort of a
small nation to develop the sport until being placed in that
Marte Hoffiz, who chairs the National Women's Volleyball Program
of the Dominican Federation, received the diploma visibly moved
in the presence of the Presidents of the Confederations of
Europe, Asia, South America and Africa, as well as the Director
General of the FIVB, Fabio Azevedo.
The Dominican Republic is ranked tenth in the Senior category of
the world ranking, having finished ninth in the FIVB Women's
World Championship held in Japan, ninth place in the U-20
category and third place in the category Sub-23 as in the U-18
category. Brazil ranks fourth in Senior, U23 and U20 and is
ninth in U18.
Marte Hoffiz gave credit to the coaching staff and coaches who
work in a program that ranges from the initiation to the senior
category and where the players in addition to practicing
volleyball receive scholarships for school education as they
polish their innate conditions for practice of volleyball.
The Dominican Republic won the title of world champion in the
U-20 category in 2015 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. In the U-23 class
they runner-ups in 2013 in Tijuana, Mexico and bronze medalists
in 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.
In the Senior category the greatest achievements have been the
third place in the FIVB Grand Champions Cup in 2009 in Fukuoka,
Japan and a fifth place in the 2014 World Championship in Italy.
They have taken part in the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 and
in London 2012.
In the male class the South American countries Brazil and
Argentina have their teams in the Top-10 of the four categories
as well as Russia and Iran, Europe and Asia, respectively.
Brazil is number 1 in Senior, third in U-23, fourth in U-21 and
eighth in U-19, Argentina is number 1 in U-23, sixth in U-21,
seventh in Senior and tenth in U-19.
Russia is second in U-21, third in U-19, fourth in U-23 and
fifth in Senior. Iran, on the other hand, is first in U-19,
fifth in U-21, sixth in U-23 and eighth in Senior.