Brazilian BVR champs fall in love with the Philippines

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 18, 2016 09:06 AM
Brazilian BVR champs fall in love with the Philippines
(Photo from BVR on Twitter, @bvr_ph)

Another pair of brilliant Brazilian volleyball players just fell in love with the Philippines.

For Mimi Amaral and Bruna Figueredo, winners of the very first Beach Volleyball Republic Invitational, our country is just amazing.

"The energy is different because the Philippines is so fun and so happy. I love Philippines [and it's] people," Figueredo told ABS-CBN Sports.

"Here it is a small tournament but the energy, the guys, the referees, the players, it's very good for us. I like this and thank you for the Filipino people," Amaral added.

The decorated pair said that their BVR Invitational stint is actually their second trip to the Philippines, they just happened to really like our country this time around.

Dominating the competition, Bruna and Mimi credited their vast experience playing back in Brazil as the key.

"I think it help in this game because sometimes when we lost, okay I have a good partner. Let's go my partner, together and go!" Amaral happily said.

And at Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan, Mimi and Bruna rarely lost.

Obviously loving their time in the Philippines, Bruna had something to say:

"I need to say thank you, salamat po for the Filipino people."

Yeah, you're welcome.

Catch the telecast of the BVR Invitational at ABS-CBN Sports + Action channel 23 on June 18-19.

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