Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world. At the amateur level, almost a billion people on our planet are fond of him. In 1895, the American physical education teacher William J. Morgan announced the invention of a new game – Minton (which was later renamed volleyball), its rules were published 2 years later. Of course, these rules have changed many times so that volleyball has acquired its present form. For example, in 1918 the number of players on the court was fixed – 6 from each team, in 1925 they approved the size of the court, the weight and size of the volleyball, which is still used today. This sport is one of the few that are included in the program of the Olympic Games immediately in both male and female versions. Continue reading
The men’s team of Ukraine defeated the Belgian team and, thus, reached the quarter finals of the European Volleyball Championship. The game was held in Antwerp. The national team of Ukraine defeated Belgium in the 1/8 European Championship with a score of 3: 2 according to the results of 5 sets (25:22, 21:25, 14:25, 25:18, 15:10).
The national team of Ukraine, taking third place in their group, entered the playoffs of the European championship for the first time in history. The victory of Ukraine is already called a sensation – in addition to the fact that this has not happened before, so Ukrainian athletes were able to win on a strange and new platform for themselves. Continue reading
Specialists from Tsukuba University built and tested a robotic training complex for volleyball players
The device consists of three pairs of robotic manipulators that move from side to side under the grid. The device performs the functions of blocking players, writes New Scientist.
The system is equipped with three players who can move at speeds up to 3.7 meters per second. The system has already been tested in training by members of the Japanese women’s team. Six players trained with the robot for eight days, while some noted that such a training is different in sensations from a real game.
Interestingly, the device can imitate the playing styles of future rivals. Continue reading