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Exclusive interview with Cuban-born Polish volleyball player Wilfredo Leon

21.09.2023 21:00
Poland became European volleyball champions last weekend, and the Polish team's Cuban-born outside hitter Wilfredo Leon was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the EuroVolley tournament.
Wilfredo Leon launching his volleyball academy in Warsaw on Wednesday.
Wilfredo Leon launching his volleyball academy in Warsaw on Wednesday.Photo: Danuta Isler/Radio Poland

Leon joined the Polish team in July 2019.

Poland won the 2023 Men's European Volleyball Championship after beating Italy 3-0 in the final in Rome on Saturday night.

The MVP distinction was the only individual honor presented at the conclusion of the tournament. Accepting it, Leon called volleyball a "family game" and said he did not feel like a celebrity.

Radio Poland's Danuta Isler spoke to him following the launch of his volleyball academy (Akademia Wilfredo Leona) in Warsaw on Wednesday.

Photo: Photo: Danuta Isler/Radio Poland

Classes at the Wilfredo Leon Academy are offered in Poland's capital as well as the northern city of Toruń in two age groups, and the idea behind the project is to "get kids away from their computers and to get them moving," Leon told Radio Poland.

Click on the audio player above to hear the interview.