Denitza Krivova's legacy well alive 5 years after premature death
News from the National Federations
Hayange, France, May 6, 2013. The women’s national team of Luxembourg and France’s TFOC Terville played this past Saturday a friendly match to pay their tribute to the late Denitza Krivova, the Bulgarian-born outside hitter who tragically passed away five years ago in a car accident. “Deni”, as she was known among her friends, was seen as the most talented and promising Volleyball player in the Grand Duchy but her life was cut short when she prematurely died on April 26, 2008 aged 18 as she was on her way to drive back home.
The local Volleyball family got together once more around Deni’s father and mother, Ranguel and Antonia, who had moved to Luxembourg in the ‘90s to play Volleyball here. The game starring the national team of the Grand Duchy that Deni represented in the junior as well as in the senior division and the club she was playing for by the time of her death ended in a 3:1 win for the hosts of TFOC Terville. However, it was not about the result. The match was a unique opportunity to share memories and recall the personality of a young, radiant and lively girl who – in spite of her age – had already turned into a reference to look at for her teammates.
Piu Dascalu and Andrey Gorbachev – her mentors in Terville and with the national team – could share their memories with the audience and praise this girl whose legacy is still more than alive. At the end of an emotional night, Ranguel Krivov awarded both teams and also expressed his intention to continue this tradition inviting all of Deni’s friends to the sixth edition of the “Trophée Denitza Krivova” set to take place next year.