My name is Calamity Jane – Polina Rahimova


On Saturday, Polina Rahimova had scored 36 points that were added to the 174 she already had achieved during the tournament

Trieste, Italy, October 5, 2014 - She opened and closed the match. The queen of this World Championships, Polina Rahimova, took a short break in the first set, was decisive in the second set against Croatia and in the third set reached 70 per cent in attack helping her teammates to close out the fourth set. Nothing special for the 195-centimeter tall star who loves pipes (nine of which eight successful) and prefers attacking from position one that she used only once in the match. She is almost unbeatable from position four and lethal from the service line (four aces) and in blocking (3 points). In short: it is difficult to play against her when the tactical and technical values of the two competing teams are similar. On Saturday, she scored 36 points that were added to the 174 she already had achieved, strengthening in the special ranking the position of this infallible markswoman, who loves western films and instill fear like the frontierswoman Calamity Jane.

Great applause for this Ukrainian girl who was sanctioned by the first referee at 21-21 in the fourth set, when, in a seesawing point-by-point phase, Calamity-Rahimova marked a point and celebrated it in excess. Her opponents from Croatia showed no continuity and committed too many errors. When Croatia served well, Azerbaijan had problems in reception and Parkhomenko had troubles setting and passing far from the net. However, when she set the ball high, only the queen of the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship dared to attack and all returned to normal.

24-years old, born in Fergana (Uzbekistan), Polina Rahimova was 8 years old when she began to play volleyball in Ukraine. When she was 15, she moved to Azerbaijan. In 2005, she started to play for Azerrail Baku. At the end of the World Champs in Italy, she will rest some days and then Polina will fly to Korea to play for Hyunday. Before that, there is just one more match to play on Sunday afternoon against Germany and markswoman Calamity-Rahimova will be ready to face her opponents with new lethal weapons.


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