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Carolina Solberg Salgado
(Born August 6, 1987 in Rio de Janeiro
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) is a Brazil
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ian beach volleyball
Beach volleyball, or sand volleyball, is an Olympic team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net.Like volleyball, the object of the game is to send the ball over the net in order to ground it on the opponent’s court, and to prevent the same effort by the opponent....
Carolina is considered to be one of the sports up-and-coming stars, having made an impression on a number of local Brazilian tournaments and several overseas beach volleyball tours. Most notably, she won a gold medal in the 2004 FIVB Under-18 World Championship and again in the Under-21 World Championship in 2005.
Prolific in almost all aspects of the game, she is well known for her powerful spikes and nearly pin-point accuracy, often being able to hit and serve right on the line. Still only in her late teens in a sport teeming with near thirty-something veterans, her potential is highlighted even more as she has years to develop and perfect her game.
A strong volleyball tradition appears to be developing in her family, as her elder sister Maria Clara Salgado is also a successful beach volleyball player, as was their mother, Isabel, in past years.