Giba Godoy was the Most Valuable Player in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, July 28, 2007.-
Brazilian Gilberto Godoy, better known by his nickname of “Giba”
by the volleyball crowds around the world, was elected today as
the Most Valuable Player of the Men’s Tournament of the Pan
Fresh from the victory in the World League, the powerful attacker
and all-around player led Brazil to its first crown in the
continental multi-sport competition since 1983. Brazil defeated
USA in the match for the gold medal.
Brazil sent two more players to the All-Star Team with setter
Marcelo Elgarten and Sergio Santos who took the medals as best
libero and receiver.
Puerto Rican Hector Soto finished as the best scorer and his
fellow countryman Gregory Berrios was the best defender.
American Sean Rooney and Delano Thomas qualified as the top spiker
and server respectively, and Cuban Roberlandy Simon resulted in
the best blocker.