Mireya participate in chat with Dominican girls
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 15, 2018 – Cuban
volleyball legend Mireya Luis shared her experiences on and off
the court with more than 150 members of the Dominican Republic
Female Project on Thursday.
The winner of three Olympic gold medals and many other accolades
and trophies was invited to participate in the activity by
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of the Dominican Republic
program of Female Volleyball.
Mireya related memories of her beginnings in volleyball and her
struggles to progress many obstacles before reaching the
national team of Cuba.
She also recalled her origins and how she always aimed to become
a better player but above all a better person.
The conversation with the members of the different levels took
more than four hours and she patiently answered many questions
from the players.
“It was a rich experience for me,” said Luis. “I had the chance
to interact with the girls and make a trip to the past and
recreate my playing career and the good and bad moments I had to
“They are a great bunch of girls with wonderful tutors and I can
foresee a great future for the Dominican Republic in women’s
volleyball,” she said.