This episode explores the career path of Giba, volleyball’s Olympic champion from Brazil. He overcame personal hardships in his youth to become a multi-champion while playing. As a retired athlete, he continues to play various roles to promote his ideal that nobody is alone. As the President of FIVB’s Athlete Commission, he tries to give life to this principle that athletes need to be an active part in supporting the governing body and vice-versa.
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Giba is a Brazilian former professional volleyball player widely considered as one of the best volleyball players in the world. Giba is a multi-champion, two-time Olympic silver medalist in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, and gold medalist in Athens 2004.
Upon retirement from professional volleyball, in addition to several activities and projects, he joined the first FIVB Athlete Commission as its President leading a group of active and retired players in shaping career development programmes and consolidating the representation of players in the decision-making of volleyball’s international governing body. Giba is committed to promoting the values of volleyball around the world by sharing his experience to inspire new generations.
Hosts: Christiaan Page and Diogo Jurema
Episode Team: Donata Taddia, Pablo Rosetti, Torin Koos, Diogo Jurema, Sarah Crumbach, Surbhi Kuwelker, Gustavo ArellanoRecommend0 recommendationsPublished in