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GP: Kenya wins gold on F4 and earns promotion to Group 2!

by WoV
source: kawowo.com; Photo: fivb.com

Kenya, a nine-time African champion, defeated Peru 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23) to win the FIVB World Grand Prix - Group 3 and gain promotion to Group 2.

Kenya

Kenya

That journey started in Mexico last month and got done on Final Four in Canberra (Australia) were Kenya firstly defeated the hosts 3-1 (18-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-14) in the semis to book a duel with Peru in the finals.

Peru took the first set, but Kenya won the second to level things up.

In the third set, it was a fight for every point until 20 all, when Kenya defended its service four consecutive times and made a decisive run for 2-1.

Kenya had 23-20 in the fourth set, but South Americans crawled back to 23-22.  Kenya eventually broke Peru’s service to win the match – 25-23.

Mercy Moim finished the game with 22 points for Kenya, while Ángela Leyva had 26 in Peru.

In the match for the bronze medal, Colombia defeated Australia by 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-16) to stay in Group 3.

FINALS 3RD GROUP / FINAL – 1ST PLACE MATCH /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
  12. 07. 2015 16:10 Peru ( W ) vs Kenya ( W ) 1:3 25:21; 17:25; 22:25; 23:25    

FINALS 3RD GROUP / 3RD PLACE MATCH /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
  12. 07. 2015 13:10 Colombia ( W ) vs Australia ( W ) 3:0 25:12; 25:22; 25:16  

 

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