They arrived and that’s how we received them 😍😍
Hello, Selection 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/ezLav8IvY8
– Argentine Volleyball (@Voley_FeVA) August 12, 2021
The Argentine men’s volleyball team arrived in the country on Wednesday after obtaining the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games against Brazil 3-2.
“Welcome home,” tweeted the official account of the Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA) with a photo in which all the athletes and coaching staff posed with the medal and the Ezeiza international airport in the background.
Welcome home 💙 pic.twitter.com/0EOa8JpjIR
– Argentine Volleyball (@Voley_FeVA) August 11, 2021
“Playing with my father (Hugo) in the audience had a different flavor due to the context of the pandemic. I had the opportunity to hug him and share it with him because life gave us that opportunity to share it. It is priceless,” acknowledged Facundo Conte, one of the figures of the team, in the first contact with the media.
Facundo, like his father, won the bronze medal, the same achievement in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games with one of the best generations.
“We need much more support, us as a senior national team but also the boys for the sport to grow. There was a ‘boom’ after bronze in 1988 and I hope it will be repeated now,” Conte asked.
Facing Paris 2024, the venue for the next Olympic event, Facundo assured that he does not “still” care about the future and highlighted how they overcame the different “adversities” of the previous preparation.
“Against Italy and Brazil we were down and we got up. We beat France, which later became the Olympic champion. We are Argentines and we know what it means to get stronger,” said one of the figures of the team led by Marcelo Méndez.
“We did not take real measure of what happened, beyond the social networks that bring us closer, we were three months in bubbles and we could not have the warmth of the people. Little by little we will experience the repercussion it had, it makes me happy to return home” , Hill.
After a long trip that began on Monday for the entire Argentine delegation, the Selection was received by relatives, leaders, the press and friends who, within the framework of compliance with the protocols for the pandemic, did not want to miss the arrival of the Olympic team. And that was exclusively documented in the networks by the owner and captain, Luciano De Cecco
In addition, a micro was specially plotted with the players’ gigantography at the time of receiving the medals and there they were transferred to CeNARD. The campus must comply with quarantine and would have a few days off.
The National Team will have an important commitment in September with the dispute of the South American Seniors, which delivers two places for the 2022 World Cup.