Final Four U20: Teams ready for the Battle


LIMA, Peru, September 6, 2018 - Today will be the initial whistle for the second edition of the Final Four U20, and the participating teams are already in Lima to battle for the gold medal in the well-known 'volleyball house' Manuel Bonilla Coliseum of Miraflores.


The event officially kicked off on Wednesday 5 with preliminary inspections of the teams, starting with the Dominican Republic, Peru, Argentina and finally Cuba that for reasons of force majeure came with a day's delay so they officially presented his documentation today at the Videna Volleyball CAR, in the capital of Lima.


The president of the Final Four U20 Control Committee, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, explained that of the 12 athletes presented, only five are eligible: Evilania Martínez, Thalia Moreno Reyes, Ailama Cese Montalvo, Yamisleydis Viltres Pacheco and Ivy May Wittingham. Given the situation it was allowed, in order to complete the six starting team that will compete officially, the participation of libero player Lianny Tamayo Canton in the official matches of the event.


The decision was communicated to the coaches of the other participating teams, who accepted the decision of the Control Committee taking into account that it is an invitational event in preparation for the World Championship in this category.


The situation originated because the consular procedures for obtaining the Peruvian visa were not made in proper time.