Mexico, November 7, 2022- The triple Olympic and world medalist, Brazilian Ricardo Santos, formally joined the women’s national beach volleyball teams today.
The coach arrived last night in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, where the beach volleyball teams meet, and today he was welcomed by the Mexican Volleyball Federation, by its President, Jesus Perales Navarro.
“It is a great challenge to be here, I appreciate the reception. There is a good group of players who can be at the international level.
“It is a challenge to make sure that these players have the opportunity to represent Mexico in the Olympic Games,” said the coach, who as a player won three Olympic medals and another three in World Championships.
Santos will be in charge of training tomorrow at CARE Ninos Heroes and on Wednesday he will travel with the group to the Cayman Islands for the last stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour, which will take place from 11 to 14 this year.
“First I am going to have training sessions and be able to get to know the players a little better, if something has to be changed it will be over time,” added Santos.
On the last date of the NORCECA Tour, which closed yesterday in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic, Evelyn Ramos and Katherine Albarran finished in fifth place after beating Nicaraguans Natalia Giron and Laura Quinones 21-13 and 21-18.
Atenas Gutiérrez and Celeste Ibarra did not come out of the game for seventh place as the player Gutiérrez was injured. In the Managua stage, Nicaragua, on October 9, Abril Flores and Albarran achieved third place.