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EL 2017 M: The first-ever gold for Ukraine!

by WoV

Ukraine have claimed their first-ever gold medal at the European League tournament, after beating Macedonia in four sets 3-1 (25-15, 25-22, 24-26, 25-13).



I am very proud of this team. They played a really good game according to our plan and did not fall out when they faced strong pressure. Our service was just amazing, since the beginning of the match. This was what set the tone for the entire game. I am happy, and I want to praise the guys and thank the Federation for giving us the opportunity to participate in the European League. This was our first appearance, and we managed to immediately win the gold. It is simply amazing, and we will enjoy the celebration in full,” says head coach of Ukraine, Ugis Krastins.

On the other side, the captain of Macedonia Nikola Gjorgiev was disappointed with the display of the team in Gentofte.

Mentally, we weren’t ready enough to play this final. We are now second for the third year in a row, I must conclude that we haven’t improved enough to win the gold. My congratulations go out to Ukraine.”


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