4th ( 1973) Voleibol.pe. (in Spanish) The Peru women's national volleyball team was one of the dominant forces in women's volleyball in the 1980s, culminating in the silver medal won at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea . The team's nickname is Las Hijas del Sol ( Sun's daughters )
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Performances since included three consecutive fifth-place finishes between 1985 and 1991. The 1980s represented a golden age for Peruvian volleyball. The team won silver at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, silver at the 1982 World Championship and bronze at the 1986 World Championship.
Natalia Málaga (volleyball) Kina Malpartida (boxing) Peru Sports trivia. Peru born Alex Olmedo won the Wimbledom singles title in 1959, representing USA. Peru takes part in the Bolivarian Games, a multi-sport competition involving athletes from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Peru at major events. Peru at the Summer Olympics
Volleyball. Volleyball (vóley) is a very popular sport in Peru, particularly for women. The national team frequently reach World Cup and Olympic finals, and they are followed avidly on TV. Even in remote villages, most schools have girls’ volleyball teams. For more information, check out vivevoley.com. Bullfighting
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Peru has won a total of four medals, three in shooting events and one in volleyball. Their first and only gold medal to date was won by Edwin Vásquez in the 1948 Summer Olympics in the Men's 50-meter pistol .
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Fact 1: The game of volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan. Fact 2: The first World Championships were held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women. Fact 3: Volleyball were first introduced as Olympic sports in 1964. Fact 4: Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match.
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