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WGCC 2017 W: USA down Japan in five sets and promote China into gold medalists

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China won the second-ever gold medal in the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Grand Champions Cup, the tournament which is held one year after the Olympics since 1993.



Although there is one more round left to be played in the WGCC 2017 in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan, with the round-robin format, yesterday’s, and especially today’s results, went into the favor of China.

The U.S. National Team beat Japan in the last match of the penultimate round by a 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 26-28, 25-21, 15-12) but this was the outcome that favored China. Either USA or Japan needed to get all three points from this match and reach a 3-1 record to stay in the race for the trophy (since the win-loss ratio is the primary criterion for the rankings). In case the USA have won a three-pointer today, they would have to beat Brazil in the last round and hope that Japan could do the same to China. In case Japan have triumphed today by a 3-0 or 3-1, they would need to down China in the last round.

Thus, China have 4-0 and 11 points, while the closest follower USA have 3-1 and 7 points.


Grand Champions Cup 2017, Day 4:

Russia vs. China 0-3 (20-25, 18-25, 20-25)

Brazil vs. Korea 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-23)

Japan vs. USA 2-3 (25-22, 21-25, 28-26, 21-25, 12-15)

See the STANDINGS from World Grand Champions Cup 2017 W.

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Yuan Xilin September 9, 2017 - 4:36 pm

China had no help from anyone. They won all 4 games and they will 5 tomorrow when they beat Japan. China the best team in the World.


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