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Yuji Nishida (西田 有志, Nishida Yūji, born 30 January 2000) is a Japanese male volleyball player.
Nishida currently plays for JTEKT Stings, a volleyball club based in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. He made his debut with JTEKT Stings at V.League (Japan) on 6 January 2018 in a match against Osaka Blazers Sakai. His impressive debut at the young age of 17 soon earned him a position in JTEKT's Starting 6  as well as Japan men's national volleyball team.
He is one of the youngest players in the 2018 roster of the Japan men's national volleyball team and FIVB cup Final. He made his first international performance with the Japanese national team in 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League. In June 2018, he played a pivotal role in securing Japan's first win in 11 years against Italy where he collected 24 points from 21 spikes and 3 aces. In September 2018, in a match against Argentina in 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, Nishida became the youngest player ever to score 30 points in a match. In June 2019, Nishida broke serving records in the VNL history after hitting 7 aces in a single game during a match against Bulgaria.
Born 30 January 2000 (age 21)
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Spike 350 cm (138 in)
Block 335 cm (132 in)
Position Opposite spiker
Current club JTEKT Stings
Number 11 (National Team)
14 (JTEKT Stings)
2017- Japan JTEKT Stings
2018 Japan Japan
Bartosz Kamil Kurek (born 29 August 1988) is a Polish volleyball player, member of the Poland men's national volleyball team, participant of the Olympic Games (London 2012, Rio 2016), 2018 World Champion, 2009 European Champion, gold medallist of the 2012 World League, silver medallist of the 2011 World Cup, bronze medallist of the 2011 World League, 2011 European Championship and 2015 World Cup, three-time Polish Champion (2009, 2010, 2011), Italian Champion (2014). In 2019, he became the first ever volleyball player to be voted the Polish Sports Personality of the Year.
Full name Bartosz Kamil Kurek
Nationality Poland Polish
Born 29 August 1988 (age 32)
Height 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Spike 370 cm (146 in)
Block 340 cm (134 in)
Position Outside hitter / Opposite
Current club Japan Wolf Dogs Nagoya
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