NEW YORK (Reuters) – On a chilly afternoon in the quiet of lockdown life in Aamli, Norway, Kiara decided she would take a crack at volleyball.
Her first punt on the ball swung far to the right, forcing team mate Mathias Berntsen, a professional beach volleyball player and Olympic hopeful, to crane his arm backward and make contact.
Her second was perfect: dead centre with the right amount of elevation to allow Berntsen to unleash a cracking spike on his opponents.
That any novice could so quickly master the manoeuvre would be impressive – that Kiara did so despite being a 3-year-old Flat-Coated Retriever-Labrador mix was even more so.
“She just sort of found her own way to bounce the ball back,” Berntsen told Reuters, days after a video of the encounter went viral on social media, attracting more than 145,000 views on Instagram and an offer to audition for America’s Got Talent.
Sport broadcaster ESPN’s flagship programme, Sports Center, highlighted Kiara’s…
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