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Rwanda and Estonia start victorious at Men's U21 classification matches


Rwanda's Bonny Mutabazi and Patrick Rudakubana celebrate victory over Venezuela at Men's U21 World Championship

 Ankara, Turkey, August 29, 2013 – Rwanda and Estonia started the classification 17 to 20th positions as victorious at FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at the beginning of the round robin tournament in Izmir, Turkey on Thursday. 

 Rwanda secured their first ever world level victory in their history against Venezuela, while Estonia needed 124 minutes to cruise past Morocco in two ground breaking tiebreakers.

 With this victories Estonia and Rwanda led the 4 nation tournament with two points each ahead of Morocco and Venezuela 1 point each.

Estonia v Morocco 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 28-30, 26-24, 15-12)
 
 Estonia saved three match points in the fourth set to win their grueling encounter against Morocco 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 28-30, 26-24, 15-12) in 124 minutes of thrilling performance in the first match of the classification 17 to 20 tournament of FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Thursday.

 Morocco led twice in sets 1-0 and 2-1 as Estonia came back in the fourth set saving three set points before they won the tiebreak to collect 2 points at the beginning of the round robin tournament, while Morocco gained one point.

 Estonia opposite spiker Renee Teppan was a key factor in the victory with his 22 points contributed during the match, coming as the match scorer, followed by Taavet Leppik who contributed 15 for his team.

Morocco's outside hitter Zouhair El Graoui led the match scorers with impressive 34 points making over the best scoring performance in the competition so far, followed by Saad Elbekri 14 points.

 The first set showed early tight challenge as it went point by point with both teams using service as a pressure weapon against the other. The result went point by point till the draw 22-22 before Morocco settled the set to their side with a spike from their strong hitter Zouhair El Graoui.

 In the second set Estonia took the upper hand as their opposite Renee Teppan sent his sharp hits to give his team the lead as they ties the score to 1-1 after they on the second set in the same score 25-22.

 Both third and fourth sets were very tight again as both teams led throughout the sets, while both teams depend on their wing spikers to score the points as Morocco won the third set and then Estonia saved three match points before they won the fourth set to extend the match to tiebreak.

 In the tiebreak Estonia had an early lead 8-4 at the court turn. They used the counter attacks well to win 15-12 and the match 3-2.   

Rwanda v Venezuela 3-2 (27-25, 23-25, 18-25, 25-21, 17-15)

 Highly spirited Rwanda team secured their first tournament's victory over Venezuela in an exciting five- set match lasting 2 hours of thrills 3-2 (27-25, 23-25, 18-25, 25-21, 17-15) in the second match of classification 17 to 20th positions.

 Now Rwanda starts the round robin competition with 2 points to lead the pool along with Estonia, while Venezuela gained one point.

 With a wonderful performance a tournament's another record of scoring performance (36 points), Rwanda's captain Aimable Mutuyimana led his team to a historic victory which is the first ever for any Rwandan team at the world level. From the Venezuelan side Willner Rivas led the scorers with 25 points.

  The match was very competitive in the first and second sets as both teams were attacking through the wing spikers, so it was easy for both to control the attacks of the other.  With long rallies from both teams, Rwanda succeeded to win the first set 27-25 after great performance from their outside hitter Aimable Mutuyimana and the setter Bonny Mutabazi.

 Both teams again went point by point in the second set till Venezuela had a wider point deficit by the end of the set with more activity from their Willner Rivas and Roberth Abreu.

 Venezuela used the disturbed Rwandan reception and backline defence to come over and win the third set widely 25-18. Again Rwanda came back in the fourth set with their scoring machine making a lot of points spiking from the backline and they won the set 25-22 and went for tiebreak decider.

 Venezuela led in the tiebreak till they were 8-6 ahead, when Rwanda came back aggressively to win the set 17-15 and secure the first victory.

 

 

Day 8 Programme  

Quarterfinal 1-8

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

 

51

IRI-BRA

30-Aug

11:00

Ankara

Baskent Volleyball Hall

 

52

ARG-ITA

30-Aug

13:30

Ankara

Baskent Volleyball Hall

 

53

IND-RUS

30-Aug

16:00

Ankara

Baskent Volleyball Hall

 

54

TUR-FRA

30-Aug

19:00

Ankara

Baskent Volleyball Hall

 

 

 

Classification 9-16

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

 

55

EGY-USA

30-Aug

13:00

Izmir

Ataturk Sports Hall

 

56

CHN-SRB

30-Aug

15:00

Izmir

Ataturk Sports Hall

 

57

JPN-TUN

30-Aug

17:00

Izmir

Ataturk Sports Hall

 

58

MEX-CAN

30-Aug

19:00

Izmir

Ataturk Sports Hall

 

 

 

Classification 17-20

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

59

MAR-VEN

30-Aug

9:00

Izmir

Ataturk Sports Hall

60

EST-RWA

30-Aug

11:00

Izmir

Ataturk Sports Hall

 

Day 7 (classification 17-20) results 

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

49

C17-20

29/08

11:00

08:00

MAR-EST

2-3

Izmir

View

View

View

View

50

C17-20

29/08

13:56

10:30

RWA-VEN

3-2

Izmir

View

View

View

View

 

2013 Men's U21 World Championship Performances

Top Scoring Performances
36 – Aimable Mutuyimana of Rwanda v Venezuela (August 29)
34 – Zouhair El Graoui of Morocco v Estonia (August 29)
33 – Luigi Randazzo of Italy v Russia (August 26)
31 – Zouhair El Graoui of Morocco v Egypt (August 26)
30 – Alan Souza of Brazil v USA (August 28)
28 – Luigi Randazzo of Italy v Serbia (August 28)
28 – Victor Poletaev of Russia v Brazil (August 23)
26 – Victor Poletaev of Russia v Italy (August 26)
26 – Yan Tingwei of China v Egypt (August 23)
25 – Willner Rivas of Venezuela v Rwanda (August 29)
25 – Pablo Koukartsev of Argentina v China (August 28)
24 – Jose Martinez of Venezuela v Rwanda (August 29)
23 – Pablo Koukartsev of Argentina v Estonia (August 26)
23 – Uros Kovacevic of Serbia v Ganada (August 25)
23 – Mohamed Masoud of Egypt v China (August 23)

Top Blocking Performances
7 – Qin Zhen of China v Turkey (August 25)
6 – Edoardo Picco of Italy v Serbia (August 28)
6 – Diamantini Enrico of Italy v Venezuela (August 24)
6 – Walid Mehdi of Morocco v India (August 24)
6 – Takuya Takahashi of Japan v Estonia (August 23)
6 – Elyes Garfi of Tunisia v Rwanda (August 23)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
27 – Italy v Serbia (August 28)
18 – China v Turkey (August 25)
17 – Italy v Venezuela (August 24)
16 – Brazil v Venezuela (August 26)
16 – Brazil v France (August 25)
15 – Turkey v China (August 25)
15 – India v Egypt (August 25)
15 – Russia v Brazil (August 23)
15 – Brazil v Russia (August 23)
14 – Rwanda v Venezuela (August 29)
14 – Venezuela v Rwanda (August 29)
14 – Morocco v Estonia (August 29)
14 – Russia v Italy (August 26)
14 – France v Canada (August 28)
13 – Morocco v Egypt (August 26)
13 – Mexico v Estonia (August 24)
13 – China v Egypt (August 23)

Top Serving Performances

6 – Victor Poletaev of Russia v Brazil (August 23)
5 – Jose Martinez of Estonia v Morocco (August 29)
5 – Taavet Leppik of Estonia v Morocco (August 29)
5 – Luigi Randazzo of Italy v Serbia (August 28)
5 – Carlos ESilva of Brazil v Italy (August 22)
5 – Hosseinabadi Javad of Iran v Estonia (August 22)

Top Serving Performances by Team
12 – Russia v Brazil (August 23)
12 – Canada v Tunisia (August 22)
11 - Russia v Italy (August 26)
10 - USA v Rwanda (August 22)
10 - Iran v Estonia (August 22)

Highest Scorer by Day
Day 1: Zouhair El Graoui of Morocco 21 (v China) (August 22)
Day 2: Victor Poletaev of Russia v Brazil 28 (August 23)
Day 3: D'Costa Anup of India v Morocco 22 (August 24)
Day 4: Uros Kovacevic of Serbia v Ganada 23 (August 25)
Day 5: Luigi Randazzo of Italy v Russia 33 (August 26)
Day 6: Alan Souza of Brazil v USA 30 (August 28)

Highest Set Score
Pool A: Morocco v Egypt , 32-30
Pool B: Japan V Mexico , Japan v Estonia , Mexico v Estonia , Iran v Japan 29-27
Pool C: Tunisia v Canada , Rwanda v USA 29-27
Pool D: Brazil v Italy, 35-33
Round of 16: Serbia v Italy 30-28
 
Highest Scoring Matches

Day 1: Japan v Mexico , 3-1 (23-25, 29-27, 25-17, 25-16) – 187 points
Day 2: Estonia v Japan , 3-2 (27-29, 25-23, 19-25, 26-24, 15-8) – 221 Points
Day 3: Mexico v Estonia , 3-1 (25-22, 25-19,17-25, 29-27) – 189 Points
Day 4: France v Brazil , 3-2 (25-23, 25-18, 17-25, 24-26, 16-14) – 113 points
Day 5: Italy v Russia , 3-2 (23-25, 27-25, 30-28, 11-25, 15-12) – 113 points 221 points
Day 6: Italy v Serbia , 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 28-30, 15-5) – 214 points
Day 7: Estonia v Morocco 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 28-30, 26-24, 15-12) 229 points

 

 


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