FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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China cruise past Hosts Thailand in a heavy contest of heights


World No. 1 China celebrate the qualification to the quarterfinals

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 1, 2013- World No. 1 China fought hardly against host Thailand and more than 1500 excited spectators to pull off a straight sets victory (25-18, 25-5, 25-19) in the round of 16 at FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship encounter at Chatchi Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Thursday.

 Heavy favourite world leaders and 2011 silver medallists set up a new quarterfinal campaign to play for the top eight positions, while Thailand fight for a suitable position in the 9 to 16 standings.

 The towering Xinyue Yuan (199 cm) played again on of her best using the central and wing attacks above the opponent block to score a tally of 18 points as China's best scorers followed by her teammate Mingyuan Hu who scored 17 points including 3 ace services.

Thai's attacker Jiraporn Chaymon scored only 7 points but came as her team scorer.

 It was a game of the fighting at the highest level above the net as China made it higher than Thai's approach due to their better heights and jumps.

 

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