When the Women's World Volleyball Championships came to Tokyo last month, hopes were high for the host side. Ranked number five overall, a place on the podium would have been a great result, and the team would need its stars to raise them to such great heights. Luckily for the host nation, Japan's best players are also among the world's best. Spiker Saori Kimura is the team's top scorer. Her nickname "Nippon no mirai Saorin Mugendai" or "Infinite Saorin" (Japan's future) tells us exactly how much she means to Japan volleyball.