There will be two more Brazilian representatives in the Volleyball Hall of Fame. Coach Bernardinho and former weightlifter Fernanda Venturini are among six selected for the “Class of 2022”. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on October 22 in the city of Holyoke, United States.
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Bernardinho has long been expected to earn his place in the Hall of Fame. Sesc RJ Flamengo has seven Olympic medals for captain: a silver as a player in Los Angeles–84, two bronze with the women’s team in Atlanta–96 and Sydney–200, and four more with the men’s team: gold in Athens. – Silver in 2004 and Rio-2016 and Beijing-2008 and London-2012. Fernanda was present in the Olympic bronze campaign in Atlanta and is regarded as one of the best setters in the history of volleyball.
In addition to the pair, former Italian pointer Samuel Papi, American Kerry Walsh, representing beach volleyball, and Dutch Peter June (seated volleyball) and Peter Murphy (director) were named as members of the Hall of Fame.
In 2021, Brazil selected three for the Hall of Fame: Serginho Escadinha and Giovan Gavio (volleyball) and Ricardo (beach volleyball). At that time, there were nine names in the list, which made it to the year 2020 without elections due to the pandemic.
Based in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in the United States, the organization will now have 161 members from 25 countries. Here is the full list of Hall of Fame, excluding the new names for 2022.