12. 01. 2020

#RoadToTokyo M: Unstoppable Jiménez helps Colombia shock Venezuela

Source: volleyball.coqt.2020.fivb.com; Photo: volleyball.coqt.2020.fivb.com

1035 0

Colombia yielded the first big surprise of the 2020 South American Men’s Volleyball Olympic Qualifier that is played in Santiago, Chile.

 

Colombia defeated the South American Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament favorites No.1 Venezuela in the 2nd round to get the pole position to earn the only remaining continental quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games prior to the last round. The opposite hitter of the winning side Ronald Jiménez was astonishing, putting down 35 points! Cristian Palacios made 5 kill blocks. As for Venezuela, whose way to the Olympics seems very complicated at the moment, Willner Rivas scored 22 points.

By beating Peru, the home side remained in the contention for the Olympics. For such a feat, they will have to beat Colombia in the last round and hope Venezuela will lose to Peru.

2020 South American Men’s Volleyball Olympic Qualifier – Round 2

January 11:

Colombia – Venezuela 3-2 (23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 24-26, 15-10)

Chile – Peru 3-1 (36-34, 24-26, 25-21, 25-21)

Standings

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Since you are here…

…we have a small favor to ask. WorldofVolley is one of the most popular volleyball websites in the world that provides many volleyball news daily. We are covering many worldwide competitions, trying to inform all of our fans by publishing the breaking news.

Since we want to keep our future much secure, consider this donate button as a way to support our work and to help us grow.

THANK YOU!

Donation
Choose Amount
Do you find this article useful?
+0   Yes     No   1-

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment

antiRobotImage

Latest comments

FIVB releases COVID-19 guidelines for restart of volleyball activities

At last the guidelines on Covid-19, from a top governing volleyball body.... I appreciate them. It is a progress. Some of recommendations are general, some specific for volleybal. It seems to be the soft legal instrument. Nevertheless they could assist to national VFs… Majority of recommendations are reasonable, some of them should not be a problem to kept, some will need a much bigger effort to be kept, some should be included yet. For this goal, there should be obtained a support (best voluntary) and discipline from athletes, coaches, officials, referees , medical staff, club owners, fans etc - realised what is in a stake… Media will have an important role in that..
For implementing of these measures there should be probably prepared also some Roadmap.. Perhaps it would be a suitable to consider the responsibility for pertinent officials, positions, and how to enforce crucial measures, recommendations, specified for this sport - if the situation would be worsen ....
We can hope , that these epidemiological preventive measures will be only temporary and volleyball will return soon to halls, and fans could see their teams personally.
Reply

SRB M: Stefana Veljkovic announces pregnancy

She wont miss the Olympics. She is already 4 months pregnant and will give birth early February. Enough time to recovery. Reply

Testimonials