A 2022 full of satisfactions for libero Fabio Balaso, both on a sporting and personal level. A 2023 to be written with the Cucine Lube Civitanova shirt and two great competitions to honour, the SuperLega Credem Banca and the CEV Champions League.

The athlete from Veneto has secured the third consecutive Scudetto with Lube, a long-lasting contract with the Cucinieri, world championship gold and the title of best free thrower in the World Cup. Among other things, in the year that has just ended, Balaso got married to his Sara. These are the most important passages of an electrifying period.

Fabio, part of the press defines you as man of the year! You who make work a religion, how do you live the status of cover man?

“2022 has given me great joys, both in sport and in personal life. I achieved the goals I set for myself. I don’t feel like an icon and the feeling that pushes me to give my all in the gym, to prepare for matches with a lot of energy, to transmit grit to my teammates hasn’t been affected in the slightest by the successes. Indeed, I always try to do my best to be ready and provide the greatest possible support to Lube Volley”.

Is there any stain in 2022 that has just ended?

“With the national team I didn’t really like the epilogue of the VNL because such a beautiful path would have deserved a better epilogue, while with the Lube the recent elimination in the Italian Cup against Milan burns. We wanted to win at home to reach the Final Four and hit the ninth in a row.”