FIVB Interview | Williams: I will try to inspire more young Australians to get in touch with volleyball _ Russia

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Williams on the field used a powerful left-handed attack to become a powerful fighter of the team. But at home, he has a soft heart, and is an out-and-out "daddy".

"When I am at home, I will help my wife take care of our two girls. I will spend a lot of time with them to watch cartoons or go to the playground."

Balancing career and family is much more difficult than simply playing ball. In the process of pursuing his volleyball dream, striving to be a good family "pillar" is his driving force every day.

" I like being a father. I am lucky that my wife can understand my career and provide help. In difficult times, I had to leave They, but the Australian Volleyball Association has also helped us a lot in this regard.

" As long as I am not in the gym or weight room, I will It's easy to balance my time, I can quickly turn my attention from volleyball to being with the kids, and my wife can organize everything very well when I'm out.

Williams is here16 < He joined the national team at the age of 18 and participated in the 2012 London Olympics at the age of 18 . He is also the youngest member of the team. After that, he represented Australia in the first FIVB U23 World Championship held in Brazil in 2013 . At that time, he was the third scorer of the Australian Men’s Volleyball Team.

" I started playing volleyball in high school, and then I loved it deeply. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to come to Canberra to receive professional training.

" The first game I participated was 2010 the Asian Youth Volleyball Championship held in Iran in 2010, and I The most recent competition I participated in was the AVC Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament. Obviously, there is a huge difference in importance and significance between the two competitions. It has been ten years since I participated in the World Series for the first time today. Years, and I have made considerable progress compared to myself at that time."

"2012 The London Olympics is my most memorable competition. It is incredible that I can continue to fight and work hard for a common goal with a group of outstanding athletes.

Williams also participated in2014 ,2015 and 2017 three FIVB World Volleyball Leagues in 2017, and then participated in2018 FIVB World Volleyball Championships. He was issued in the 2018 year6 month1 day against the Russian men's volleyball match6 countAce , set the record for the most serve points in a single game in the FIVBVNL first game.

"VNL has a difficult schedule. Go to five different countries in five weeks/ regions , It’s not easy to play three games a week. We don’t have the depth of many other top teams. In 2019 , we participated inFIVB Challenger Cup, Every game is very important, just to win a place in VNL . This event is a double test of the body and the mind."

After participating in the 2012 London Olympics, Williams began his professional league career in Sweden, where he played for LinkopingVC club Effectiveness. After that, he played for the Cliriano Club in Italy for one season, played for the Selver Tallinn Club in Estonia for three seasons, and then played for the Frankfurt Club in Germany and Bayern in Poland for the next three seasons. Tianjin MKS club and the Ugra Samotello Nigenegenovsk club in Russia.

" Participating in the Russian league is a special experience. Because there are various factors that make it very difficult. First of all, their The level of competition is very high, so I must always keep the best condition to compete with it. In addition, the journey in Russia is also very difficult, we almost spend a month on the road, and the climate in Siberia is very bad, especially for life For me in Australia. The two are worlds apart. Russian players are fighters."

26 Williams, who has a ten-year career and rich experience, is still doing his best to become better and inspire others.

" I am a dedicated and hard-working athlete, and I also know how to relax myself. The most valuable thing I learned from this sport Yes, there are always things you can try to make yourself better and keep improving.

" At the same time, both high school academics and professional Volleyball training is very difficult. When I was young, I would watch some of the best players' game videos and learn from their strengths. I hope to be as good as them. Now, I will do my best to inspire young Australians to play volleyball. ”

(Williams World Cup highlights)

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