Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2019 – Mikasa Ambassador, Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes won the gold medal at FIVB Beach World Championships on SaturdaySarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes topped April Ross and Alix Klineman, 2-0 (23-21, 23-21) to capture that gold medal, prize money of US$60,000 and an automatic qualification spot for their country to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Congratulations!! Please see more details as below:confident-canadians-pavan-and-humana-paredes-claim-championship by FIVB website
The Copenhagen Grand Slam was for the first time placed on iconic Nyhavn in Copenhagen organized by Danish Volleyball Federation. The Tournament was played 14th-16th June. Thousands citizens and tourists came from all over the country to see beach volleyball at the highest level. It was the tournament recorded the highest number of visitors at all time in the history of beach volleyball tournament in Denmark.Among the 16 registered elite teams, Mikasa’s local distributor A-Sport sponsored 3 best teams in the men’s tournament, and all of them were placed 1th, 2th and 3th, consecutively. Top 3 teams on the podium1th: Martin Trans Hansen(2) / Kristoffer Abell(1)2th: Mads Rosager(1) / Jacob Brink(2)3th: Daniel Thomsen(1) / Morten Overgaard(2)
The Asian Volleyball Confederation （AVC） and Mikasa Corporation have entered a new contract to make Mikasa's indoor and beach volleyballs the Official Game Balls of all the AVC tournaments for 2020 through 2023. The contract was signed by Dr. Saleh Bin Nasser, President of the AVC and Mr. Yuji Saeki, President of Mikasa Corporation on June 12, 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand.Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored with the contract and wishes to continue to become a partner of the AVC to promote the growth of the sport of volleyball all over the Asia, giving all the people right products for the sport of volleyball.
VTL-contractVolleyball Thailand League （VTL） and Mikasa Thailand have entered a new contract to make the Official Game Balls of all the tournaments organized by the TVL for 2018 through 2021. The contract was signed by Mr. Jaksuwan Tocharoen, Secretary General of VTL and Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, Director of Mikasa Thailand on October 4, 2018 at Kobe, Japan.Mikasa Thailand is exceedingly honored with the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
The bronze medal at the 2018 CEV Champions League Final Four is the last victory of an unforgettable season There is a new team in the elite of male volleyball. It is the Sir Safety Conad Perugia. The Umbrian club, at the sixth season in the top Italian series has realized investments, ambitions and dreams dominating Italy.Relive the amazing season of this Mikasa Team Uniform plus MIKASA balls, obviously.OCTOBER 8th 2017: ITALIAN SUPERCUP The final of the Italian Super Cup 2017 was the sixth in the history of the Club. In the previous five, the Block Devils could not ever win. This possible frustration of five second places has been completely eliminated by the spike of the American spiker Aaron Russell who has bent the resistance of the hosts of Lube Cucine Civitanova Marche. Four sets that have not only been the first trophy of Club history in the Italian Superlega, but were above all a message for all the opponents: in the 2017/2018 season Sir Safety Conad Perugia is there.SUPERLEGA REGULAR SEASON The first great success has given confidence to the men trained by Lorenzo Bernardi who have dominated the Italian Regular Season since the first round, closed at the top both at the end of the first and second half winning the pass for the next edition of the Champions League.JANUARY 28th 2018: THE ITALIAN CUPThe Sir Safety race continued in 2018. In January, the peak season weekend was January 27-28. Superlega stopped to give space to the Final Four of the Italian Cup in Bari. The Block Devils have conquered again the final and they still play it with Civitanova Marche. The stronger Italian Team had to win the final match as expected by the Volleyball world. So the top players showed their full strength. The Capitan De Cecco has raised the second seasonal trophy, the Italian Cup is of the Sir Safety Conad Perugia for the first time.CEV CHAMPIONS LEAGUE With eleven wins in twelve matches played, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia conquered the pass for the second Final Four of Cev Champions League in row.ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP After the finals of the Italian Super Cup and Italian Cup, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia has won the right to participate in the third final championship of its history. On the other side of the net, Civitanova who is ready to defend the national title won in the last season. The two teams have dueled for four exciting matches, capitalizing the home factor and playing everything in the match 5. In its Sport Hall, sold out in every order, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia did not miss the best opportunity to cheer once again their own people beating 3-0 opponents in a match that was a skirmish of nerves and high-level gaming actions. In the last set, the hurricane Sir lashed out against the defense of the opponents until the last attack by Ivan Zaytsev. For the Mikasa Team Uniform is the second championship won in season. Seven days before Imoco Volley Conegliano conquered the second Italian Female title.FINAL FOUR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE For Sir Safety Conad Perugia there was no time to celebrate a historic 3 Competitions/Events winning in the season. After dominating the Italian scene, Perugia is called to a last and splendid effort: the Champions League Final Four. In the semifinals De Cecco and his teammates failed to oppose Dinamo Kazan but in the bronze match the Block Devils went on to take a third place that ended a winning and unforgettable season.
A championship that the Panthers have won for playing the best volleyball in Italy in the most important moment of the season. The regular season ended bitterly with a defeat that meant the loss of the primacy, the qualification in the Champions League 2018/19 in stand by and, above all, the lack of power to play the decisive challenges of any semi-finals and finals in the PalaVerde Arena.Imoco Volley played with a new determination quarter-finals and semi-finals. An agonism that has granted two sets in five games to the opponents and, which, almost forgets the absence of two players like Robin De Kruijf and Megan Easy, out for injury and cornerstones of the roster at the beginning of the season. In the final, on the other side of the net, there was once again the Igor Gorgonzola Novara, in this season already opponent in the finals of Italian Super Cup and Italian Cup.The series, at the best of the five games, opened with a clear home victory for Novara. The Panthers have not broken up and closed the battle for Race 2 with a win at the tie break. A match that was a balanced duel, but that Imoco Volley knew how to make his own by not giving in to nervousness. It was the first turn of this final, the victory with which Wolosz and her teammates ended their negative cycle with Novara, the first success after 4 consecutive KO.The second turn of the series was Race 3 in which Imoco Volley blew up the field factor. A Novara, Imoco played the game of the heart especially after the bad injury to her left knee suffered by the middleblocker Raphaela Folie at the beginning of the second set. Wolosz and teammates were able to react to the last bad joke of bad luck and to shrink so much to impose themselves with a 3-0 with no right of reply. Race 4 began with the applause of the 5344 spectators of the PalaVerde Arena. The Panthers house, as it is well known in Italy, was the extraordinary setting of the last and decisive victory of the Imoco Volley in a match that showed how the Yellow/Blue players believed in their group and their strength. The show of this final championship has crossed national borders with 80 countries that have broadcast the last acts of one of the most competitive women's championships in the world.The Panthers season is not over.Imoco Volley Conegliano finished 2017/2018 with the bronze medal at the CEV Champions League. For the second time in the history, Imoco Volley Conegliano won the medal at the prestigious club competition and after silver medal in 2017 this time the champions of Italy must be satisfied with the bronze.
In the 2017/18 season the Sir Safety Conad Perugia, one of the Mikasa Team Uniform of the men's SuperLega, continues to fulfill its dreams.After raising the Italian Super Cup last October, the Block Devils conquered the 2018 Italian Cup in front of the sold out crowd at PalaFlorio in Bari.This venue was another a good bet by Serie A Volleyball League, one of the most prestigious partner of Mikasa, who organized the Italian Super Cup in one of the 2018 Men’s World Championship cities.Sir Safety Conad Perugia weekend was superb. The semi-final with Diatec Trentino slipped away easily: score 3-0.The Final was a very emotional game between the two best teams of this first part of Italian volleyball season.Lube Civitanova, the holder of the trophy, started in the best way possible by winning first set 25-16, Perugia being in very difficult in reception and under pressure to the net. From second Lorenzo Bernardi's team reacted with class and continuity, improving the reception and putting in trouble Lube's reception with strong serves with Alexander Atanasijevic, Ivan Zaytsev and Aaron Russell.A show that has not gone unnoticed even to those who watched the game from the sofa at home: the duel between Sir Safety Conad Perugia and Civitanova has totaled the peak of seasonal ratings on RaiSport HD, thanks to a large event production with 11 cameras that have captured the game but also the emotions of the protagonists in the field.The 2018 Italian Cup has become an international event thanks to the TV coverage that involved Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosna Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Bermuda, Bahamasm, Antigua and Barbuda, Caiman Islands, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, San Vincenzo and Grenandine.The success in the Italian Cup handed over to Sir Safety Conad Perugia two passes for the next season: the Block Devils are already certain to dispute the Cev Cup 2018/2019 and the Italian Super Cup 2018.
THAI BASKETBALL LEAGUE （TBL） and Mikasa Thailand have entered a new contract to make the Official Game Balls of all the tournaments organized by theTBL for 2018 through 2020.The contract was signed by Mr. Taschai Sasanapitayakorn, President of the TBL and Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, Director of Mikasa Thailand on December 19, 2017 at Bangkok, Thailand.Mikasa Thailand is exceedingly honored with the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
THE FIRST TIME EVER OF SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA BLOCK DEVILS CONQUERED THE ITALIAN SUPERCUP The speaker of Male Italian Supercup presented the final of Italian Supercup using these emphatic words: “This is the moment, this is the match”.For Perugia players, this phrase has become a mantra in front of enthusiastic 4291 volleyball fans at Eurosuole Forum in Civitanova Marche.After five silver medal in Italian and European Competitions, Sir Safety Conad Perugia finally lifted his first trophy in the history, the Del Monte Supercup 2017/2018 is for Lorenzo Bernardi's team, after an emotional game versus home team Cucine Lube Civitanova.The joy of the win started after a spike of US player Aaron Russell, who is elected the MVP of the match. He closed the match point in which everything has been seen: powerful spikes of Cucine Lube Civitanova and amazing digs of Sir Safety Conad Perugia, with Ivan Zaytsev flying over three meters from the bottom line to save the MVA200 that has changed forever the history of this Club.Italian Supercup was also the first opportunity to see the new home and away jersey of Sir Safety Conad Perugia. The 2017/18 kits, born from the profound synergy between Mikasa Italia and Club, amaze the aggressiveness they transmit thanks to a graphic project that can be renewed at all times, without sacrificing its symbols as the flames . The color is absolute protagonist. The racing jerseys blend two contrasting colors for a defined bicolor effect also present on the shorts (gray with black for the home, red with black for the away). Sir Safety Conad Perugia jerseys are 100% Made in Italy.As usual for the great events organized by the Italian Volleyball League, the Final Four of Italian Supercup has also received great media coverage abroad. The Finals were broadcast in Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, EAU, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Bermuda, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Caiman Islands, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Santa Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, San Vincenzo and Grenadines, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece. The winning streak of the Mikasa Team Uniform in 2017 seems to never end and November 1 is the last event with the victory for this solar year. Imoco Volley Conegliano, who hold the 2017 National Cup, will challenge Novara, the team that has stood the last championship in the 2017, in Female Supercup.