Rio 2016

ATHLETES

MILLER PATA
& LINLINE MATAUATU

Both Miller and Liniline have had to overcome more hardships in their young lives than most would ever dream, defying barriers and overcoming obstacles with each serve, set and spike. Over their 10 years of professional play, the pair has become role models for all women in Vanuatu, transforming perceptions of the role of women in a society where traditional culture remains strong. In 2015, the Category 5 Cyclone Pam ripped through their village, severely damaging their homes. Against all odds the pair have persevered and showcased remarkable resilience to live out their dream of qualifying for the Olympic Games; tournaments determining the 15 qualifying teams will end in June.

Sport - Beach Volleyball
Recent Athletic
Accomplishments
Defeated top seeded Brazilian duo at the FIVB World Tour Event in August 2015
  • 2016 Asian Sr. Women Beach Volleyball Championship (Australia) 5th
  • 2015 AVC Women Beach Continental Cup Oceaniazone (New Zealand) 2nd
  • 2015 Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) 5th
  • 2015 AVC Hong Kong Open (Hong Kong) 2nd
  • 2015 Long Beach (USA) 5th
  • 2015 AVC Ha Long Open (Vietnam) 1st
  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

  • Documentary Short Beach Volleyball April 20, 2016

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