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19. 02. 2016

VINTAGE VOLLEYBALL: Oh, how he used to terrorize rivals – the one and only, Jimmy George! (VIDEO)

Source: en.wikipedia.org; youtube.com/asianetnews

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There are some athletes who left huge mark in sports despite their early departure from a life scene. One of them was Jimmy George, volleyball player from India who was defying gravity.


George was the first Hindu professional volleyball player known by his gigantic spiking reach for the time, 30 and more years ago. Unfortunatelly, he died in a car accident in Italy, on November 30, 1987 at the age of 32.

For the first time, the world of volleyball heard about him at the end of ’70s and beginning of ’80s when he dominated at several Asian Games with tremendous jump.

Thanks to that, George set himself the transfer to Italy where he was wearing jerseys of Treviso (1982/1983 and 1985/1986), Impiani (1983/1984) and Gabeca (1987).

 

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2 Comments about "VINTAGE VOLLEYBALL: Oh, how he used to terrorize rivals – the one and only, Jimmy George! (VIDEO)"

20.12.2016 | 19:03 |   John Doek [unregistered]

WoV team deserves an appreciation for opening this interesting theme – “vintage volleyball”.
A/ We can remind excellent players, couches from past...
b/ We can compare evolution/ development of volleyball...
c/ Combinations were made until cca 1976 by the front row players. (Back court attacks changed everything later on..) Now there is interesting trend - some teams have renewed them – Grankin, Sada Cruzeiro – X crossing, what could chang little bit the pattern/template of nowadays volleyball...
d/ On the net there was roughly equilibrium between attacking and blocking teams – even in the position when the setter was in the front row there was advantage for defense....Now it is contrary...
e/ Did not exist so many useless breaks as now....
f/ For TV / audience fans, the volleyball was especially in 70-90 very easily to watch due to of using the white ball - without blurring effect and without disappearing optical/visual illusion when is quick and rotated...

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20.12.2016 | 20:21 |   John Doek [unregistered]

Dear administrator,

Be so kind and correct my grammar mistakes _
Coach....
Sada ...... could change


Thanks a lot
JD

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