SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 12, 2021
– The team to represent the Dominican Republic
at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is already in
Japan for a training base in the city of
The squad of Brazilian coach Marcos Kwiek is led
by the captain Prisilla Rivera who has been
named as flag bearer of the country’s delegation
during the opening ceremony parade.
The other members of the team are:
Bethania de la Cruz, Brayelin Martinez, Yonkaira
Peña and Gaila Gonzalez as attackers, Niverka
Marte and Camil Dominguez as setters, Annerys
Vargas, Jineiry Martínez and Lisvel Eve as
middle blockers and Brenda Castillo and Larysmer
Martínez as liberos.
The Dominican Republic team just finished their
participation in the FIVB Nations League with a
9-6 win-loss record good for a sixth position
and the No. 6 place in the World Rankings.
This will be the third time for the Dominican
Team at the Olympics. They finished in the fifth
position in London 2012 and their best
achievement in Athens 2004 was a five-set
victory over United States.