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    Beauty and brawn: 22 more reasons to stay tuned to FIVB World Club showpiece

    Oct 19, 2016
    A lot of players are attracting a lot of attention in the FIVB Women's World Club Championship with powerful performances matched by their stunning looks. Jerome Ascano

    WITH the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship in full swing, Filipino volleyball fans have been enjoying world-class action on home soil.

    But it’s not only the game that’s taking center stage at the Mall of Asia Arena when the tournament kicked off on Tuesday until its culmination on October 23. Some players from the eight participating teams are turning heads with their powerful performance matched by their stunning looks.

    SPIN.ph compiled this stellar list of some of the world’s most gorgeous and skilled volleyball players that mix power and grace so effortlessly on the court. Olympic-level of competition is already a joy to watch, but here are 22 more reasons to stay tuned to this tournament.

     

    Mariana Costa

    Club: Volero Zurich

    Playing position: Outside Hitter

    Playboy Magazine cover girl

     

    Julie Lengweiler

    Club: Volero Zurich

    Playing position: Outside Hitter  

     

    Gabi Guimaraes

    Club: Rexona Sesc-Rio

    Playing position: Outside Hitter

    Brazil national team member

    Won the gold medal in the 2016 World Grand Prix

     

    Ana Carolina Da Silva

    Club: Rexona Sesc-Rio

    Playing position: Middle blocker 

    Brazil national team member

    Won the gold medal in the 2016 World Grand Prix

     

    Anne Bujis

    Club: Rexona Sesc-Rio

    Playing position: Outside Hitter

    Netherlands national team member

    Lauren Gibbemeyer

    Club: Pomi Casalmaggiore

    Playing position: Middle blocker

    USA national team member

    Won the gold medal in the 2015 World Grand Prix

    Klara Peric

    Club: Pomi Casalmaggiore

    Playing position: Setter

    Croatia national team (Under 19)

     

    Rachael Adams

    Club: Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul

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    Playing position: Middle blocker

    USA national team member

    Won the gold medal at the World Championship in 2014

     

    Neslihan Demir

    Club: Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul

    Playing position: Opposite spiker

    Turkey national team member

    2012 London Olympics flag bearer

    Hande Baladin

    Club: Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul

    Playing position: Opposite spiker

    Won the silver medal at the 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship

     

    Kimberly Hill

    Club: VakifBank Istanbul

    Playing position: Outside hitter

    USA national team member

    Won silver medal in 2016 CEV Champions League

    Won gold medal in 2016 Turkish League

    2016 Turkish League MVP

    Hatice Gizem Orge

    Club: VakifBank Istanbul

    Position: Libero

    Turkey national team member

    2016 CEV Champions League Best Libero

    2016 Turkish League Best Libero

    Lonneke Sloetjes

    Club: VakifBank Istanbul

    Playing position: Opposite spiker

    Netherlands national team member

    Won a silver medal in 2015 European Championship

    Won a bronze medal in 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix

    Fourth place in 2016 Rio Olympic Games

     

    Naz Aydemir Akyol

    Club: VakifBank Istanbul

    Playing position: Setter

    Turkey national team member

    2012 London Olympics

     

    Karina Krause

    Club: Bangkok Glass

    Playing position: Middle blocker

    Thailand national team member

     

    Ashley Frazier

    Club: Bangkok Glass

    Playing position: Opposite spiker

    Yumi Mizuta

    Club: Hisamitsu Springs Kobe

    Playing position: Middle blocker

     

    Maja Tokarska

    Club: Hisamitsu Springs Kobe

    Playing position: Middle blocker

     

    Rachel Anne Daquis

    Club: PSL-F2 Logistics Manila

    Playing position: Outside hitter

    National team member, SEA Games 2015

     

    Mika Reyes

    Club: PSL-F2 Logistics Manila

    Playing position: Middle blocker

     

    Yevgeniya Nyukhalova

    Club: PSL-F2 Logistics Manila

    Playing position: Opposite spiker

     

    Lindsay Stalzer

    Club: PSL-F2 Logistics Manila

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    Playing position: Outside spiker

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