Brazilian transgender volleyball player extends contract

SAO PAULO — The first transgender athlete to play in Brazil's top volleyball league has extended her contract for one more season.

Tiffany Abreu's team Volei Bauru announced on Tuesday that she will stay on for one more year after playing 14 games and scoring 308 points for the Sao Paulo-based club.

She told the club's website that her decision was based on the welcoming she had from local fans and colleagues.

Abreu received authorization from the International Volleyball Federation in 2017 to play for women's teams.

She played in men's leagues until 2012 in Brazil, Portugal, France, Indonesia, Spain, France, Holland and Belgium.

In January 2016 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided that transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery.

People also read these

Philippe Gilbert wins Tour of Flanders after solo...

Apr 2, 2017

Veteran Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert rode away to clinch his first win at the Tour of Flanders as...

Davis Cup: Italy win doubles to stay alive in...

Apr 8, 2017

Italy staved off losing to Belgium in the Davis Cup quarterfinals by winning the doubles

At 3rd big tourney in a row, Belgium should start...

Sep 4, 2017

Belgium is going to a major tournament for the third straight time and it should start to live up...

FIFA confirms ethics probe into head of Brazilian...

Aug 10, 2016

FIFA ethics investigators have announced a formal case against the indicted head of Brazilian...

China's Xiang recovers from bang to head to win...

Aug 10, 2016

Even taking a 118-kilogram weight to the back of the head couldn't stop China's Xiang Yanmei from...

About Us

Daily Sports Global, your guide to the best sports news on the Internet. Access to the world’s biggest sports events right here even if you’re not physically there.

Contact us: sales[at]dailysportsglobal.com

Subscribe Now!