09. 09. 2014

Regla Torres - proud ambassador of Norceca

Source: norceca.net, fivb.org

6333 0

The legendary spirit of the Morenas of the Caribbean is still alive across the court and beyond it. It does not matter that this time is a Men’s World Championship.

  

There is a legacy and a tradition that never expires, despite the time that has gone by and all those milestones as big as the Olympic Championships earned at Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. 

Without the traditional red, blue and white uniform, but with her patriotic colors and the pride of being part of Caribbean volleyball in her heart, Regla Torres is one of the greatest ambassadors of the Norceca Confederation all over the world. 

As a proof of that there is a special recognition given by the International Volleyball Federation during the Opening Ceremony at Men’s World Championship that is being currently celebrated in Poland, where Torres was one of the special guests.

Right there, the former player and now coach was received by FIVB President, Dr. Ary Graça. Regla’s presence gave a special touch to the beginning of the championship that has been qualified as spectacular due to the technological characteristics as well as such a great and singular hospitality atmosphere for attendants.

Regla Torres’ life has taken different paths after being distinguished by the own International Volleyball Federation as the one of the Most Outstanding Players of the Twentieth Century along with her teammate Mireya Luis, who like her is one of the top representatives and historical references of volleyball in the North, Central American and Caribbean region, as well as in all over Latin America.

Twenty years ago, in 1994, Regla was recognized as the Best Blocker of the FIVB Women’s World Championship celebrated in Brazil, where she and the Cuban team won the Gold Medal. People cannot forget that one year earlier, she had also won the greatest honors at the Age Group World Championship celebrated in the same country. At that time, in 1993, Torres also won the MVP and the Best Spiker Awards.

To be the youngest player that won Olympic gold in volleyball and to retire before being 30 years old and with the maximum honors, has also marked a special way in her life. Along with her coaching role, she also has enjoyed some other experiences, such as being an analyst and commentator for the Cuban teams broadcasts at international competitions. And this is just a new beginning for one of the greatest women I the history of volleyball.

 

Also, you can leave your comment on WoVForum.

For more articles click on Latest news.

Donation
Choose Amount
Do you find this article useful?
+0   Yes     No   0-

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment

antiRobotImage

Follow

Latest comments

ITA M: Fantastic four ready to battle for Scudetto!

#1 This is going to be a tremendous year for the Italian League. Every team has made moves to improve throughout the league.
#2 The top 4 are so close that it would not be wise to bet money.
#3 Depth and Roster managment may be the determining factor this year. It that happens , Lube and Perugia are in trouble with so much $ invested in such a few.
#4 I think the Super Coppa was a predictor to the Finals of the Scudetto. Modena and Trentino will upend Lube and Perugia. Reply

WCH 2018 W: All six teams are known for Third round

If Russia had won the match even in 5 sets they would have classified because they would have ended up with same number of victories than us but one more point. So before the last set against China ended USA was not classified Reply

WCH 2018 W: Italy keep the perfect score, easy win for Japan over Puerto Rico!

No 'perfect score'! Italy lost one set to China! The only 'perfect score' in this World Championship is Serbia's! Reply

Testimonials

Most Viewed Profiles

Ekaterina Gamova Mukasey

34921

Pasquale Gabriele

33338

Sir Safety Conad Perugia

27243

Wilfredo Leon Venero

25990

Profiles

Ivan Zaytsev
Osmany Juantorena Portuondo
Bartosz Kamil Kurek
Zenit KAZAN
Tatiana Kosheleva
Kim Yeon-Koung
Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi
Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO ( W ) Prosecco Doc-Imoco CONEGLIANO ( W )
51898 Total
1778 Claimed
40543 Players
6036 Coaches
241 Agents
6283 Teams