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On this episode of the Road to Paris, Travis Mewhirter breaks down the Ostrava Elite16, the final event of the Olympic qualifying period, where dreams were made, hearts were broken, history written, legacies etched into stone. On this episode, Mewhirter:

  • Gives a warm welcome back to Anders Mol, who returned in dominant fashion after an injury break
  • Breaks down the controversial call, with the help of ref John King, that decided Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Mader’s first round of pool play against Katja Stam and Raisa Schoon
  • Highlights the 17 women and 20 men making their Olympic debuts in Paris
  • Explains why it’s such massive news that Chase Budinger qualified for the Olympic Games, and why it could be a good thing that USA Volleyball is sending four new faces to an Olympics for the first time since 2008
  • What Pablo Herrera just did that nobody has ever done, and nobody may ever do again

And, per usual, a whole lot more.



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