FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

Press release

Colombia see off Egypt in straight sets to clinch 13th spot


The South Americans prevailed over a mild Egyptian team who could hardly find their rhythm today to finish 13th at Women's U20 World Champs.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – Colombia came away with a 3-0 victory (25-13, 25-18, 25-22) against Egypt in the match for the 13-14 positions at Brno Vodova Hall on Sunday afternoon. The South Americans prevailed over a mild Egyptian team who could hardly find their rhythm.

Leading the Colombian scoring were Maria Margarita Martinez and Escobar Danna with 18 points each. Egypt’s top scorer on the day was Aya Elshamy who posted 16. Colombia dominated behind the service line, scoring with ten service winners. 

While thirteenth place is almost a replica for Colombia on their 1989 performance when they participated for the first and last time at Women’s U20 World Champs and finished 12th, for Egypt the 14th place confirms their results in the last decade (11th, 12th and 15th).

Colombia’s Maria Margarita Martinez ended the one-way duel with a blistering winner from the right wing. 


2013 Women’s Under 20 World Championship Tournament page 
2013 Women’s Under 20 World Championship Schedule 
FIVB World Rankings

Facebook: FIVB - International Volleyball Federation
Twitter: 
#FIVBVolleyball#FIVBWomensU20
YouTube: 
FIVB Video



Download highresolution

 Language(s)
   English

| More

More press releases

   
11.07.2013 14:59:22
A long trip back home
Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, July 10 2013 - Before the sunset over the border between Mexico and the United States, Daouda Pare had the chance for a la... More...
08.07.2013 10:27:21
MVP Pankov was the best of the best
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – The MVP award of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship could not have gone to better hands than those of Russian Pavel... More...
08.07.2013 09:12:40
Russia win gold medal with powerful exhibition
Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – European champions Russia added an even more important gem to their collection of the year with the gold ... More...
08.07.2013 07:26:08
Russia performed at a superior level
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Russia played phenomenal volleyball for the last two sets of their encounter against China for the gold medal of the F... More...
08.07.2013 06:58:36
Russia claim the gold medal with spectacular game
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Russia capped an amazing campaign in 2013 winning the gold medal of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship with a domin... More...
08.07.2013 05:03:15
Mexico brings good luck charm to Polish Czaja
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Mexico has reserved Poland’s Wieslaw Czaja very happy moments in his volleyball career both as a player and as a coach... More...
08.07.2013 04:35:23
Poland win bronze medal in impressive style
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Poland recovered from losing the first set and went on to play text-book volleyball the rest of the way capturing the ... More...
08.07.2013 03:40:57
Asian teams represent an attractive challenge: Vanmedegael
Mexicali, Mexico July 7 2013 - Asian t... More...
08.07.2013 02:21:02
Coaches of Brazil and Argentina glad with results
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – The coaches of Brazil and Argentina praised the talent of their players and the way they performed in the match for fi... More...
08.07.2013 02:20:38
Lowie, Colson and Florian serve victory to Belgium
Mexicali, Mexico, July 7 2013 - Stuer Lowie and Jonas Colson registered 14 and 11 points in the victory of Belgium over Korea in straight sets (25-21,... More...