The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, stressed that the triumph achieved by the men’s team that was granted its classification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, makes all Venezuelan families’ hearts happy.
Celebro, junto a nuestros muchachos del Voleibol Masculino y a toda Venezuela, la extraordinaria victoria que nos da un nuevo cupo para dejar en alto a la Patria en los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio 2020. ¡Felicidades Muchachos! Su triunfo alegra el corazón de la familia venezolana pic.twitter.com/F6v9OoZFWz
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) January 13, 2020
“I celebrate, together with our boys of Mens Volleyball and all of Venezuela, the extraordinary victory that gives us a new qualification to stand for the fatherland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Congratulations Boys! Your triumph cheers the heart of the Venezuelan family,” he wrote through his Twitter account: @NicolasMaduro.
The team won in three sets this Sunday from opponent Peru, in the Pre-Olympic Championship that is played in Chile, while the hosts beat the Colombian team so that first place was in the hands of Venezuela.
The men’s volleyball team joins Yulimar Rojas, Robeilys Peinado, Daniel Dhers, Orluis Aular and Andrés Lage as qualified for this year’s Olympic Games.
This is the second time that Venezuelan men’s volleyball is qualified for the Olympic games after having achieved it for the first time for Beijing in 2008.
— Delcy Rodríguez (@DrodriguezVen) January 13, 2020
Similarly, the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodriguez, congratulated the entire team, whom she described as representatives of the country’s victorious gold generation.
Translated by JRE/EF