Emanuele Birarelli Italy

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

08 Feb 1981

Height

2m

Weight

95kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 1

Sport Guides

VOLLEYBALL

Emanuele Birarelli competed in VOLLEYBALL

Did you know?

  • There are six players in a volleyball team, and the net is 2.43m high for men and 2.24m high for women.
  • They are allowed a maximum of three touches of the ball between them before it must cross the net.
  • Crucial is the set and spike, in which a player feeds the ball (the set) for a team-mate to smash it into the opposition's side of the court (the spike).
  • The London 2012 men’s and women’s events feature 12 teams, divided into two pools of six. The best eight progress to the knock-out phase.
  • Volleyball made its Olympic debut at the 1964 Games in Tokyo, with Japan winning the women’s tournament in front of a jubilant home crowd.

Head to Head

Emanuele Birarelli vs Ben Pipes

Emanuele Birarelli

Emanuele Birarelli Italy flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

8

Height

2m (6'7")

Weight

95kg

Age

33

Ben Pipes

Ben Pipes Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

5

Height

2.04m (6'8")

Weight

90kg

Age

28

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