Giba named amongst top 100 athletes of 21st Century
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 7, 2020 – Brazil volleyball legend Gilberto ‘Giba’ Amauri de Godoy Filho, a three-time Olympic medallist and three-time world champion, has been named amongst the ‘Top 100 male athletes of the 21st Century’ by Spanish daily sports newspaper Marca.
The 43-year-old outside hitter lifted Brazil to a gold medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and followed up with silver medals at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. He also boasts gold medals from the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIVB World Championships.
Since 2016 he has been president of the FIVB Athletes Commission.
Giba featured prominently in the fifth installment of the Madrid daily’s ongoing countdown of the Top 100.
Marca editors have taken into account the athletes’ achievements and sports merits as well as their media impact in compiling the list as viewers are being engaged for the ranking of the ‘Top 25’.
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