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Vucic welcomes Serbian heroines: Thank you for the magnificent success! (VIDEO)

President Aleksandar Vucic has welcomed the Serbian women's volleyball team, the European champions, who over the weekend defended the gold medal in an epic battle in five sets played against the host of the tournament, Turkey.

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The president received the golden volleyball players, professional staff and representatives of the Volleyball Alliance in the Presidency building in Belgrade.

Vucic congratulated the team on winning the gold medal and informed them that they had succeeded in making women's volleyball one of our sporting pillars.

As he noted, people in Serbia supported them with all their heart, while the live broadcast of the final match broke all records ratings-wise.

Serbia's women's volleyball team won the gold medal and became European champions again, beating Turkey 3-2 in Sunday's European Championship final (21-25, 25-21, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13).

The team led by head coach Zoran Terzic defended the title that was won two years ago at the European Championship held in Azerbaijan and Georgia, by winning the third gold for Serbia in this competition.

Serbia finished the championship without a single defeat, while this generation of Serbian volleyball players previously took part in the finals in the last three major competitions: the Olympic Games (2016), the European Championships (2017) and the World Championships (2018).

The old-new European champions were greeted last night by thousands of people in front of the Belgrade Assembly.

When they showed up on the balcony of the city hall, the crowed greeted them with thunderous applause, followed by the anthem of Serbia and fireworks.

With the song "Pukni Zoro" the volleyball team and the crowd celebrated the European gold.

VIDEO: Thousands welcome golden volleyball players in front of the Assembly



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