Home » WCHY M: Russia claim gold with superior victory (PHOTO)

WCHY M: Russia claim gold with superior victory (PHOTO)

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Russia won the gold medal of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship with victory over China 3:1 (25-23, 25-22, 25-17, 25-14) at the Baja California. Best scorers: Victor Poletaev scored 25 points, Dmitry Volkov ended with 14 and Pavel Pankov with 13 for Russia. Tang Chuanhang was the best scorer of China with 18 points while Xia Runtao had 15.

Russian players posing with gold medals

Russian players posing with gold medals

After two close battles in the first two sets, then it was a solo show of Russia with a splendid performance in all facets of the game.

China, meanwhile, was reduced only to a shadow of the team that captivated the fans with their fast combinations and spotless defense.

Victor Poletaev scored 25 points to lead the new champions followed by Dmitry Volkov with 14 and setter Pavel Pankov with 13, including seven aces.

Tang Chuanhang was the best scorer of China with 18 points while Xia Runtao had 15 in the losing effort.

It is the third gold medal for Russia in the history of the age-group biennial competition, having won also in 1999 in Riyad, Saudi Arabia and in 2005 in Aljiers and Oran, Algeria. They also claimed silver medals as the former Soviet Union in 1989 and 1991 and a bronze in 2001.

To see more photos, check out the gallery below.

To read about this competition click on Youth World Championship 2013 M.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

*

code

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close