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TUN M: One more volleyball player as flag bearer in Tokyo – Ben Cheikh set to lead Tunisian delegation

by WoV
source: en.volleyballworld.com

Volleyball will be presented at the opening ceremony in Tokyo with another player as the flag bearer.

After Brazilian Rezende, Russian Mikhailov, Dominican Rivera and Korean Kim, another volleyball player is being added to the list of flag bearers at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. 42-year-old setter Mehdi Ben Cheikh will lead the Tunisian delegation as flag bearer at his second Olympic appearance.

Mehdi Ben Cheikh; Source: en.volleyballworld.com

The Tunisian National Olympic Committee announced that volleyball team captain Mehdi Ben Cheikh and fencer Ines Boubakri will be the two holders of the Tunisian flag at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Olympic volleyball tournament will begin in less than a week. The men’s tournament starts on July 24 and the women’s competitions begin on July 25.

Competition Format:

Round Robin Phase

  • 2 Pools of 6 Teams each 30 Matches per gender – Each team will play against the other 5 teams in the same pool once (Single Round Robin System) 

Final Phase


  • 8 Teams / 4 Matches per gender – Winners of the Quarterfinals will advance to the Semifinals 


  • 4 Teams / 2 Matches per gender – Winners will play the Gold medal match, losers will play the Bronze medal match 


  • 4 Teams / 2 Matches per gender – Bronze medal match and Gold medal match 

Recall, five years ago at the Olympic Games in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Italy and the United States became medal winners for men, and China, Serbia and the United States for women

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