Sara Rosario (centre), President of the Puerto Rican Olympic Committee, attended the Drawing of Lots Ceremony conducted by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz (right) in Carolina, Puerto Rico on Wednesday
Carolina, Puerto Rico, July 2, 2015 – The Drawing of Lots Ceremony for the FIVB U20 Women’s World Championship to be contested in four cities of Puerto Rico took place on Wednesday under the supervision of Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, First Executive Vice-President of FIVB and President of NORCECA Confederation.
The ceremony was held at the Hotel Verdanza in Carolina with Sara Rosario, President of The Puerto Rican Olympic Committee, Nelson Perez, President of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation, Juan Marquez, Mayor of Maunabo, one of the hosting cities, and Johan Estades, Secretary of Sports of Caguas, the main hosting city, all in attendance.
Hosts Puerto Rico will compete in Pool A along with teams from Russia, Bulgaria and Cuba, while reigning champions China will play in Pool B with the teams from Serbia, Peru and Mexico. Pool C consists of sides from Japan, Italy, Chinese Taipei and Egypt and Pool D includes Brazil, Turkey, the Dominican Republic and the Czech Republic.
“We have conducted a drawing of lots and the different groups look very competitive and challenging,” Marte Hoffiz said. “We are looking forward to having a great World Championship and I wish the best of luck to the 16 national teams taking part in it.”
“We are very proud of this opportunity to host the World Championship and have obtained the full support of four great cities in Puerto Rico,” Perez said. “I am sure we will have a successful event.”
The FIVB Volleyball U20 Women’s World Championship will be played in the cities of Caguas, Juncos, Gurabo and Maunabo from September 11 to 19.