Italy’s dominance on the world volleyball arena continued on Sunday with the Men’s U22 team winning the first CEV U22 Volleyball European Championship, which was held in Tarnow, Poland, from July 12 to July 17.
Many of the players on the Italian squad who won the U21 under age division world championship in 2021 defeated the French team in the Grand Finale, just as their younger countrymen had done earlier in the day in the Men’s U18 age division. Italy displayed amazing tenacity in the match, which lasted precisely 108 minutes, as they recovered from dropping the opening set to take the next three.
To the pleasure of the home spectators, Poland defeated Turkey 3-1 in the match for the bronze medals.
Giulio Magalini was the game’s best performer, ending with 26 points to his name. 12. Tommaso Rinaldi also added. Ibrahim Lawani led all scorers for France with 22 points.