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07-08-2014

EVERYTHING READY FOR THE WORLD GRAND PRIX IN LOMAS

The four coaches prior to the historical event in Argentina

Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, August 7, 2014 - Everything is ready in Lomas de Zamora, nearby Buenos Aires city where tomorrow will start a page in Argentine Women's Volleyball with the first of the three weekend days of the preliminary round of the World Grand Prix taking place for the first time in history. This Thursday, took place the General Technical Meeting that usually takes place prior to any great international event and tomorrow Friday, Cuba and Canada will face each other as part of the premier annual Women's competition organized by the International Volleyball Federation followed by the great debut of the Argentine Seniors' Las Panteras at home in a "classical" South American match v Peru at 20.30 live broadcast by TyC Sport.

Prior to the competition the four coaches of the teams of Pool N gave their impressions in a pool that all think is of great parity. Guillermo Orduna, the coach of the light blue - white local team advised that his girls "are ready to give their utmost. We want to show our audience and Argentine Volleyball that Las Panteras fight to improve day after day and to upgrade the country's ranking at international level and therefore the whole team prepared themselves to their best".

Peru, with great chances of qualifying for the Final Four during this last three matches in Argentina depends not only on a great result weekend but also that Belgium, in the other pool suffers some defeats. Nevertheless, their coach, Natalia Malaga assured that the goal of the team is their development over all. "We have a team with little international experience, young so these matches and the competition as a whole is very useful for future international competitions. To face teams that are more mature, with more experience and many international matches on their shoulder allows us to put the best in the field and learn a lot. There is no better training than this kind of matches".

For the Canadian Coach, Arnd Ludwik, the goal is the same one, that the team plays every day better. "We had a first not good weekend but we improved a lot in the second and we want to keep growing in these matches. I believe the Pool is very equal and everything will be decided along the small moments of the matches" completed saying the German coach.

At the end, the Cuban coach of the only team in Level 2 that has not won a single match does not want to win as their main goal. The coach Juan Carlos Gala Rodriguez expressed: "To participate in such a first level international event is very important for us. That allows our athletes to develop themselves. This weekend we face teams of our level, our team has developed themselves, we advanced towards growing so it is a good moment to show what we have learnt in the first two weekends".

Finally, Lomas de Zamora venue will be part of Argentine history as the first place to welcome in the country a World Grand Prix weekend, after holding a very successful weekend of the FIVB World League some weeks ago and knowing that the local fans crowd the stadium, this time everyone is very anxious to see Las Panteras play to their utmost at home.

(Photos - Weekend 3 World Grand Prix in Lomas de Zamora)

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