2003 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX

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World Grand Prix 2003 - Press Info

28 July

Final Round

Netherlands beat Italy 3-2 (23-25, 23-25, 36-34, 26-24, 19-17) - duration 2.20
28-Jul, start time: 16.15, end time: 18.35 - Attendance: 1.850
Netherlands snatch victory in five-set thriller
The Netherlands turned on one of their most courageous and grittiest performances to come back from 2-0 down to beat the World Grand Prix hosts Italy in five sets, with all five sets boasting a winning margin of only two points, illustrating the tight nature of the contest. /rb

Russia beat Korea 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-16) - duration 1.06
28-Jul, start time: 16.30, end time: 17.36 - Attendance: 220
Russia starts with comfortable win over Korea
Defending World Grand Prix champions Russia laid down the gauntlet to all other pretenders to their crown with a comprehensive straight sets win over Korea in Matera and in the process gaining revenge for their defeat, their only one of the tournament, to Korea in the Preliminary Rounds. /rb


> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
China beat U.S.A. 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 28-26) - duration 1.25
28-Jul, start time: 19.30, end time: 20.55 - Attendance: 520
China stamps class all over USA with straight sets win
China beat the United States in straight sets in one hour and 19 minutes in Matera for their opening victory in the final round competition and in the process ended their two-game losing streak at the end of the preliminary stage. /rb
 
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference