2020 Tokyo Olympics: Italian Volleyball Player’s Insane Serve Takes the Internet By Storm

by Joe Rutland

Outsiders, who love to play volleyball, have you ever seen someone serve like this player from Italy in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

You will not believe this guy’s insane serve style when you see it. Italian team member Adrian Ignacio Carambula Raurich takes serving in beach volleyball to another level.

This took place when Italy’s Carambula and teammate Enrico Rossi squared off against the American team of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne on Sunday. The Americans swept past the Italians, 21-18, 21-19.

But that guy’s serve is getting the attention of fans watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Take a look at Carambula’s style in the video below and see what you think.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Viewers Have Their Own Reactions To Unique Serve

Could we be safe in calling it unique? Well, anything that can draw eyeballs to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will suffice.

But that serve? Goodness.

Here’s some reaction from other fans who saw the Italian team member’s service style.

Trey Mongrue wrote, “That actually seems like the best beach volleyball serve ever.”

Mike Cathcart tweeted, “ICYMI, the most absurd volleyball serve ever recorded”.

Finally, Olympics viewer otray wrote, “The sky ball serve can be nasty, especially if there’s any kind of swirling wind. It’s basically the knuckleball of volleyball”.

According to an article from KSLSports.com, the Americans’ next match is against Switzerland’s Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson on Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern. 

If beach volleyball is your thing, then maybe you can take this player’s serve and use it when you’re taking part in your next match.

German Gymnasts Chose To Wear Full-Body Unitards For Competition

So if you are watching the women’s gymnastics competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, then the German team’s attire might look a bit interesting.

Female gymnasts usually wear bikini-shaped leotards with a lower V-shape cut that looks like a one-piece swimsuit. Male gymnasts wear shorts and a form-fitting tank top. For the pommel horse event, they wear a unitard for their legs and feet.

The German team decided to wear full-body unitards that covered their arms down to their elbows and legs. Why? To take a stand against sexualizing gymnastics. The athletes have received praise from spectators and fans online.

“We wanted to show that every woman, everybody, should decide what to wear,” Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz told The Washington Post. She said that they believed their choice helped them perform in an optimal mental state.

“We girls had a big influence on this,” athlete Sarah Voss said. “The coaches were also very much into it. They said they want us to feel the most confident and comfortable in any case. It just makes you feel better and more comfortable.”