Former volleyball star Leila Barros now a senator in Brasilia

first_imgNCAA: San Beda preys on hapless Arellano, gets twice-to-beat bonus Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beach Volleyball Republic founder also hoped Barros’ service will also “inspire many young people to pursue their dreams and make this world a better place for the next generation.”She was also the reason why I wanted to be No. 8 & why I wanted to play volleyball when I was in grade school. 🏐Hoping your senatorial service inspires many young people to pursue their dreams and make this world a better place for the next generation 💙❤️ #SenatorLeilaBarros https://t.co/xo3rDe68NC— Charo Soriano (@itscharosoriano) October 8, 2018 A volleyball superstar close to the heart of Filipinos has won a battle in a different arena.Brazilian Leila Barros, who turned heads during the FIVB Grand Prix held in Manila in August 2000, was recently elected the first female senator in the state Brasilia, her country’s capital.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Much gratitude for the 467,787 people who trusted me and now I promise to honor with much work each and every one of you,” said Barros in a post on her official Facebook account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chrisscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Prior to her election as senator, Barros also served Secretary of State for Sports, Tourism and Leisure in her hometown.About two decades ago, the 5-foot-10 opposite hitter led the Brazil women’s national team to a bronze finish in the FIVB Grand Prix held in the country.Her impressive showing in the tournament easily gained the admiration of Filipino fans and inspired young volleyball players during the time when the sport wasn’t at the peak of its popularity.Former Ateneo Lady Eagle Charo Soriano was among the throngs of Filipino fans who congratulated Barros.She said Barros inspired her to play volleyball, which was why she used jersey no. 8 when she played for Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more