Magaly Carvajal


Magalys Carvajal Rivera (born December 18, 1968) is a Cuban Volleyball Player, World champion and Olympic champion. She led Cuba to Olympic Gold Medals in the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Games.[1] She also helped Cuba to win the World Gold Medal in 1994.

Magaly Carvajal
Personal information
BornDecember 18, 1968

She has been called the greatest middle blocker to ever play the sport of women's volleyball, standing at 6' 3" tall. Known for shutting down the greatest hitters in the world. Her vertical jump (11 feet) is rivaled only by teammate Mireya Luis. Her stare is known to intimidate any player at the net, and has been called by many of her peers "the look of death". She was a dominant blocker and hitter in the world during her time as a starter for the Cuban National Team.

Magaly is still an active player in 2009 for Ciudad Las Palmas G.C. Cantur in Spain, where she is one of the best attackers and blockers being elected MVP and "best 7" several times. In 2013/14 she plays for CV IBSA ACE Gran Canaria 2014 and is one of the Top Scorers in the first Spanish league. Her Team finished 3rd and Magaly was 2nd best scorer of the league after MVP Daniela da Silva with 438 points to 440 and a 44,42% success in attack (10th - 15th da Silva has 42,30%). Magaly was 4th best blocker.[2]

References

  1. "Magalys Carvajal". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  2. http://rfevb-web.azurewebsites.net/Statistics.aspx?ID=19