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Brazilian women's volleyball team celebrates gold with prayer
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.- The Brazilian women's volleyball team, together with the entire coaching staff, knelt down together to pray an emotional “Our Father” after their gold medal victory at the London Olympic games.

On Aug. 11, the team won its second consecutive gold medal in the event, beating the United States three sets to one.  

Head Coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes told reporters that he had promised that with another win, he would walk the Way of St. James in Spain.

“My wife made a lot of promises for me, promises that now I will have to keep,” Guimaraes told IG news. “Today she was praying for three hours in church.  I now I have to walk the Way of St. James again with her.”

“I prayed a lot, I never prayed so much in my life. I have to keep my promise now.”

Adding that he shaved his head to fulfill one of the promises he had made, the Brazilian coach told the press, “I would like to be a great writer to be able to tell such a beautiful story like this, but I don’t have that talent. I think only a great writer could write this story: and that was God.”

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