Poland: Heynen crosses out Bednorz and Kochanowski from final list for Tokyo 2020 Qualifiers.
Poland Volleyball national team head coach Vital Heynen crossed out 2 players from the preliminary list and announced the final list of players that will compete in the Olympic qualification in Gdańsk (August 9-11).
After playing friendly matches against Belgium and the Netherlands, Heynen decided to cross out one outside hitter and one middle blocker: Bartosz Bednorz and Jakub Kochanowski.
Whilst the decision not to take Kochanowski to the qualifications was not a big surprise, knowing the fierce competition that he had on his role in the national team, the exclusion of Bednorz was a bit unespected. The 25-year-old player was one of the Poland’s leaders during the Final Six of the 2019 FIVB Nations League in Chicago.
Below the newly Poland national team that is playing the Wagner Memorial prior to the qualifications for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Setters: Fabian Drzyzga, Grzegorz Łomacz.
Opposites: Dawid Konarski, Maciej Muzaj.
Middle blockers: Piotr Nowakowski, Mateusz Bieniek, Karol Kłos.
Outside hitters: Wilfredo León, Michał Kubiak, Bartosz Kwolek, Aleksander Śliwka, Artur Szalpuk.
Liberos: Paweł Zatorski, Damian Wojtaszek.