Gina Mambrú

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mambrú and the second or maternal family name is Casilla.
Gina Mambrú
Personal information
Full name Gina Altagracia Mambrú Casilla
Nickname Gina
Nationality  Dominican Republic
Born (1986-01-21) January 21, 1986 (age 31)
Santo Domingo
Hometown Santo Domingo
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Spike 330 cm (130 in)
Block 315 cm (124 in)
Volleyball information
Position Opposite Spiker
Number 17
National team
2008 - Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Last updated: June 2013

Gina Altagracia Mambrú Casilla (born January 21, 1986 in Santo Domingo) is a female volleyball player from the Dominican Republic, who played the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2014 World Championship ranking fifth in both competitions. She won the gold medal at the 2010 and 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games and bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games.

Early life[edit]

Altagracia used to be a ballet dancer before becoming a volleyball player for Los Cachorros club.[1]

Career[edit]

Mambru played at the 2005 FIVB U20 Volleyball World Championship in Ankara, Turkey. Her team finished in 9th place. She played as opposite and wore the #16 jersey.[2]

With her Junior National Team at the 2006 U-20 NORCECA Women´s Junior Continental Championship, she won the Best Attacker award. Her team won the silver medal.[3]

Playing with the Brazilian team Vôlei Futuro for the 2009/2010 season, she won the "Best Server" award[4] in the Brazilian Superliga (Superliga Brasileira de Voleibol).

2010[edit]

Playing in Chiapas, Mexico with her National Senior Team she won the 2010 Final Four Cup gold medal.[5]

Mambrú was sidelined in October from the Dominican Republic 2010 FIVB World Championship squad, because she suffered a thrombosis, from she is recovered.[6]

2011[edit]

In early 2011, Altagracia received for magnificent performance during 2010, making her the recipient of the 2010 Dominican Republic "Volleyball Player of the Year".[7]

2012[edit]

Mambru played the 2012 Olympic tournament and her national team ranked 5th,[8] after losing the quarterfinal match 3-0 against the United States.[9]

2013[edit]

She won the Bronze Medal at the Montreux Volley Masters[10] defeating Italy 3-1[11] after dropping the semifinals 0-3 from Brazil.[12]

2015[edit]

Mambru helped her national team to win the Pan American Games bronze medal when they defeated the Puerto Rico national team 3-1. She was awarded tournament's Best Server.[13]

Clubs[edit]

Awards[edit]

Individuals[edit]

National Team[edit]

U-20 National Team[edit]

Senior Team[edit]

Clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GINA, la bailarina del saque mortífero" (in Spanish). Listin Diario. 2010-09-23. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Final Standings". FIVB. 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  3. ^ NORCECA. "USA won the gold at NORCECA Women's Junior Championship". Retrieved 2009-10-13. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ CBV. "Superliga Femenina 2009/2010 Ranqueamento atletas" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Perú cae ante República Dominicana y pierde título del Final Four" (in Spanish). Terra. 2010-09-25. Archived from the original on 29 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  6. ^ Caceres, Jose (2010-10-14). "RD partió ayer Mundial de Japón". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  7. ^ "Luguelin Santos, el Atleta del Año 2010". Diario Libre (in Spanish). 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  8. ^ "Women - Final Ranking". FIVB. 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  9. ^ "Team USA easily cruise to semifinals by routing Dominican Republic in straight sets". London, Great Britain: FIVB. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  10. ^ "Pallavolo, Italia-Repubblica Dominicana 1-3: azzurre quarte al Montreux Volley Masters". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  11. ^ "The Dominican Republic earned the Bronze Medal". Montreux Volley Masters. 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  12. ^ "Seleção brasileira avança à final do Montreux Volley Masters, na Suíça" (in Portuguese). Montreux, Switzerland: Estadao.com.br. AE. 2013-06-01. Archived from the original on 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  13. ^ "USA women win second gold medal in Pan Am Games history". Toronto, Canada: FIVB. 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 

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