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Austrian team captain in "Give Me Five" Star Talk

01.02.2010, Grieskirchen - Head coach Winni Kronsteiner yesterday presented the programme for the preparations leading up to the 2011 Fistball World Championship. In this "Give Me Five" Star Talk, Dietmar Weiss talks about what he thinks of the plan and who he sees as the favourites for the title. 

About the player:

Name: Dietmar Weiss
Date of birth: 29.06.1980
Nationality: Austrian
Position: attacker

What are YOUR highlights before 2011?

To be back among the title contenders again this year with Grieskirchen. For the national team the big goal will be to defend our title at the European Championship.
The preparations for the 2011 WCH have been arranged. Everything has been planned and we will do our utmost to make sure that we will once again be a force to be reckoned with for the title.

Who are your favourites for the WCH?

My favourites are the top 4 from the last WCH. The Argentinians and the Chileans might also have a few surprises in store.

Who do YOU think are currently the TOP FIVE fistballers in the world?

Cyrill Schreiber, Switzerland, Faustball Schwellbrunn - left spiker
Joao Fidelis, Brazil, FG Grieskirchen/Pötting - right spiker
Joao "Dao" Schmidt, Brazil, Ginastica Novo Hamburgo and FG Grieskirchen/Pötting - setter
Christian Leitner, Austria, Union Schick Freistadt - left defender
Chrisian "Fufi" Kohlmann, Brazil, Sogipa Porto Alegre - right defender

What does the WCH slogan "GIVE ME FIVE" mean to you?

Sticking together as a team, looking forward to the 2011 Fistball WCH.

Some personal insights:

Teams to date: FBC Askö Linz Urfahr, FG Grieskirchen/Pötting
Successes: World Cup winner, European Cup winner indoor & outdoor, IFA-Cup winner, Austrian League winner indoor & outdoor
Member of Austrian squad since 1999
Successes: World Champion, European Champion, World Games winner

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