The gifted setter died at the age of 31
The FIVB is deeply saddened by the loss of Naonobu Fujii, a Japanese Olympian and also nationwide group player that will certainly be permanently kept in mind for his extraordinary beach ball skill and also success.
Naonobu was birthed in 1992 in Miyagi and also bet the beach ball group of Furukawa Industrial High School prior to taking place to contend for the group of Juntendo University in Chiba, winning the All Japan Intercollegiate Championship in 2011.
The gifted playmaker had actually belonged to Toray Arrows Mishima given that the begin of his specialist profession in 2013, and also with that said group he won the Japanese Emperor’s Cup in 2014 and also 2017, and also the Japanese V-League title in 2017, which went along with the Best Setter honor.
Naonobu had actually belonged to the Japanese nationwide group given that 2017 and also grabbed an additional Best Setter honour at the 2017 Asian Championship, where the team thrived as continental champs.
In 2021, he belonged to the group that ended up 7th at the Olympic Games on residence dirt in Tokyo.
He was a real leader for his Japanese beach ball as he presented the playmaking design of striking extra with the center blockers.
The FIVB and also the worldwide Volleyball Family expand their inmost acknowledgements to the Japanese beach ball area and also Naonobu Fujii’s household and also enjoyed ones throughout this tough time.
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