No 1 spiker of Việt Nam, Trần Thị Thanh Thúy. Photo volleyball.vn
HÀ NỘI Japanese volleyball club Denso Airy Bees has announced that it has completed contract talks with Việt Nam spiker, Trần Thị Thanh Thúy.
Accordingly, the 21-year-old girl from Bình Điền Long An Club will wear the No 22 jersey to compete for the new team in Japan V.League 1 which will start on October 12.
“I like Japanese players as they play very aggressively. Japan is leading Asia in volleyball. Competing in the Japan V.League 1 is a good chance for me to hone my skills,” said Thúy.
Thúy’s salary in the Japanese club is about VNĐ4.2 billion (US$182,600) per year.
Before competing for Denso Airy Bees, who ranked fifth in Japan last season, Thúy played for Thailand’s Bangkok Glass and Attack Line of Chinese Taipei.
Despite playing for Denso Airy Bees, Thúy is allowed to return home to join the national team to compete in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games to be held in the Philippines later this year.
Thuý is 1.93m, the tallest female player in Việt Nam, with her vertical reach hitting 3.04m. She has been a member of the national team since 2014 when she was 16. She hit an impressive volley speed of 86km per hour during the semi-final of the Chinese Taipei Tournament when she played for Attack Line in January. VNS