With a score of 3-1 set, Italy was defeated by Russia in the women’s volleyball finals in front of a vast audience in PalaSele. The Italian team and the Russians played neck to neck against each other, but the decisive 3rd match was lost with a score of 26-24.
Do you feel disappointed after losing the final match?
“Well, I am very disappointed because we wanted to win, especially in front of such a warm and vast audience as the one in PalaSele. At the same time, we took home an important medal, an award for the results we achieved in this Universiade.”
Therefore, a positive balance after all?
“Absolutely, we did an excellent work, playing a good volleyball. We would have preferred to reach the gold medal, but we are satisfied”.
Sylvia Chinelo Nwakalor, Italy