“We were strong like Vikings”
CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup
Alanya, Turkey, June 24, 201. They needed nerves of steel in today’s CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final – Tarjei Skarlund, Martin Spinnangr, Iver Horrem as well as Geir Eithun. In a Hitchcock thriller and after five hard-fought matches, the Norwegian team decided the Golden set versus the Netherlands in its favor, giving Norway a direct spot at the 2012 London Olympics.
“We were strong like Vikings”, said Iver Horrem after the epic duel. “A big heart, strong muscles and nerves of steel were our formula for success. Let’s rock the castle now; we deserve a big party tonight.”
Tarjei Skarlund added: “Now we need a break. We won’t touch any balls within the next days. Then we will sit down with our coaches and the federation and discuss the further steps. We will think about the best preparation for London.”
“We are exhausted, but happy”, explained Geir Eithun. “We fought like a team, everyone made a great job. It’s an amazing feeling to book a ticket for the Olympic Games.”
Martin Spinnangr complemented: “You need to be tough in this game. The Netherlands led with 2-1 matches and one set to zero in the fourth encounter, but we came back strongly. This gives us even more confidence for the Olympics.”
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