Italy’s volleyball and beach volleyball stars have been rewarded for their success at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games by being nominated for the end of year Gazzetta Sports Awards.
The silver-medal winning volleyball team and silver medal-winning beach volleyball duo Daniele Lupo and Nicolai Lupo are both in contention for the team of the year award.
Italy’s volleyball team lost to Brazil in the Rio 2016 gold medal match and Lupo and Nicolai were also stopped at the last by Brazilians, in their case number one seeds Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt.
Volleyball superstar Ivan Zaytsev has been rewarded for his role in guiding his team to the gold medal match by being nominated for the man of the year award.
Zaytsev was also the third highest scorer at Rio 2016 with 127 points.
Source : Internet