Pasquale Gravina

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Pasquale Gravina
Personal information
Full name Pasquale Gravina
Nationality Italian
Born (1970-05-01) 1 May 1970 (age 43)
Campobasso, Italy
Height 201 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 102 kg (225 lb)
Sport
Country  Italy
Sport Volleyball

Pasquale Gravina (born May 1, 1970 in Campobasso, Molise) is a former Italian professional volleyball player.

Gravina is 202 cm and played as middle attacker. After some experiences for minor leagues, he made his debut in the Italian volleyball championship first division in 1988, for Falconara. His qualities, especially in block actions, made him a choice for a top team, Parma, in 1990. In this club he won the scudetto in 1992 and 1993. Later he played for Sisley Treviso, where he won the national title four times more.

Gravina played 284 times for Italian national volleyball team, for which he made his debut in 1990 at Belo Horizonte against Brazil. He won gold medal in 1994 and 1998 at Volleyball World Championship, and gold medal in 1993, 1995 and 1999 Volleyball European Championship, plus four Volleyball World League. He was silver medal at 1996 Summer Olympics and bronze medal at 2000 Sydney Olympics.

When in 2005 Gravina has stopped the activity as an athlete, he began to play the role of sports agent who served until 2009. During this period he also worked with several companies, developing training sessions and presentations using the sports experience in business key. He became in April 2009 the General Manager of Sisley Treviso and, after one year, he became CEO. He is currently president of the Volley Treviso, a company that has inherited the titles of dissolved Sisley Volley.

Clubs

Club Country From To
Falconara  Italy 1988–1989 1989–1990
Parma  Italy 1990–1991 1995–1996
Treviso  Italy 1996–1997 2000–2001
Macerata  Italy 2001–2002 2002–2003
Cuneo  Italy 2003–2004 2003–2004
Treviso  Italy 2004–2005 2004–2005

Wins

Club

  • 6 Italian Championships (1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005)
  • 4 Italian Cups (1992, 2000, 2003, 2005)
  • 3 European Champions League (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • 3 Cev Cups (1992, 1995, 1998)
  • 3 Italian Supercup (1998, 2000, 2004)
  • 1 European Supercup (1999)
  • 1 Italian beach volleyball Championship (1992)

National team

  • 1 Olympic Silver (1996)
  • 1 Olympic Bronze (2000)
  • 2 World Championships (1994, 1998)
  • 3 European Championships (1993, 1995, 1999)
  • 4 World League (1994, 1995, 1997, 2000)
  • 1 Grand Champions Cup (1993)
  • 1 World Super Four (1994)
  • 1 World Super Six (1996)
  • 1 World Cup (1995)

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