2003 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX

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World Grand Prix 2003 - Press Info

23 July

Pool A - Preliminary Round

U.S.A. beat Netherlands 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-15) - duration 1.15
23-Jul, start time: 15.07, end time: 16.22 - Attendance: 550
USA stays unbeaten with third win of tournament
An impressive American outfit proved too strong and dynamic for a Netherlands still recovering from their five-set victory over Italy the night before in a clinical straight sets win, their third from three matches, in the Palazzo dello Sport hall in Gioa del Colle. /rb
Germany beat Japan 3-1 (25-13, 17-25, 26-24, 25-21) - duration 1.44
23-Jul, start time: 18.07, end time: 19.51 - Attendance: 250
Germany too strong for inexperienced Japan
A determined and comprehensive German side proved too efficient for a Japanese side, who is still to register their first win of the tournament, in a tightly fought four-set match in Palazzo dello Sport hall in Gioa del Colle. /rb
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> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Cuba beat Italy 3-2 (16-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-20, 15-12) - duration 1.56
23-Jul, start time: 21.07 - Attendance: 3.060
Cuba overcomes enthusiastic crowd and Italy to register first win
In another unimpressive performance from Italy, Cuba came back from two sets down to knock over the hosts and World Champions in a stunning display of passionate volleyball where Cuba overcame all the odds to open their victory account. /rb

 
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Pool B - Preliminary Round

China beat Thailand 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-10) - duration 1.08
23-Jul, start time: 21.07, end time: 22.15 - Attendance: 200
China maintains unbeaten record in Pool B with Thailand victory
Zhou Suhong's team continued their impressive form in Pool B with a clean sweep of Thailand in an awesome display of quality volleyball and teamwork against a hapless Thailand side in Palazzo dello Sport hall in Gioia del Colle. /rb
Korea beat Canada 3-1 (25-18, 18-25, 25-13, 25-23) - duration 1.38
23-Jul, start time: 15.07 - Attendance: 250
Korea collects second win of tournament against tenacious Canada
World No 8 Korea recorded their second victory of the World Grand Prix with a four-set win over Canada but suffered under the pressure from an impressive Canadian performance in Palasassi hall in Matera. /rb


> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Russia beat Brazil 3-2 (25-16, 20-25, 25-17, 21-25, 15-13) - duration 1.44
23-Jul, start time: 18.07 - Attendance: 530
Defending champions knock over Brazil in five-set thriller
Russia rolled out the heavy artillery and battled their way through five sets to blast Brazil off the court in Palasassi hall in Matera  in one of the most powerful matches so far in this year’s edition of the World Grand Prix. /rb

 
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference