“Some time ago I dreamed of an airport. I often (and somewhat reluctantly) dream of airports, hotels and shopping malls. Imagine that. And this time, however, I left the airport because I wanted to see the sunset.”. The farewell message to the volleyball player begins with a long metaphor Luke Vectorsentrusted to his Facebook page.
Then the announcement, without mincing words. “Well, there are so many ways to put it simply. I give up. I finish. I leave. I’m retiring.”
Vettori lived at the top of Italian volleyball for nine seasons wearing the colors of Piacenza, modena And Trentthen the experiences in China with lo Shanghai (although with whom he never took the field due to Covid) and France, where he played for the last year Narbonne Volley.
Wearing the blue jersey, he won the bronze medal at the 2013 World League, which was repeated in the 2014 edition, the silver medal at the European Championships and the bronze medal at the Grand Champions Cup. In 2015 he won the silver medal at the Coppa del Mondo and the bronze medal at the European Championships, in 2016 the silver medal at the XXXI Games. Olympiad and the silver medal at the Grand Champions Cup in 2017.
“I have thought several times about what to write in this speech – continues – . I could (and should) have thanked many people who made it possible for me to write these words, after an amazing parable – seen through the incredulous gaze of a boy just beginning to “work” in volleyball. Somehow I know, I’m sure, that whoever I’m thanking can feel it, even if they’re not on a long list. I could then have talked about the new world I find, the real world appearing in all its veracity, the world becoming real country after a bizarre decade; or even the reasons that contributed to my choice. And maybe later I will too.
(Source: Facebook Luca Vettori)