2003 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX

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World Grand Prix 2003 - Press Info

30 July

Final Round

China beat Italy 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-20) - duration 1.35
30-Jul, start time: 16.15, end time: 17.50 - Attendance: 2.510
China eliminates Italy's gold medal hopes
World champions and hosts Italy have had their gold medal hopes at the World Grand Prix dashed after suffering their third successive loss during the Final Rounds against China on Wednesday in Gioia del Colle. /rb
Russia beat U.S.A. 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 25-17) - duration 1.41
30-Jul, start time: 16.30, end time: 18.11 - Attendance: 260
Russia continues great form with USA defeat  
Defending champions Russia are setting themselves up for a repeat of last year's World Grand Prix final with China, who have won three from three games, after comfortably beating USA in Matera to remain unbeaten with two matches remaining. /rb
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Netherlands beat Korea 3-2 (18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 22-20) - duration 2.19
30-Jul, start time: 19.30, end time: 21.49 - Attendance: 350
Netherlands perform great comeback in five set thriller
The Netherlands put themselves in medal contention with a superb come-from-behind-behind five-set victory, their fifth five-set match of the World Grand Prix of which they have all won, over Korea in Matera to sit in third place on the standings with two games to play. /rb
 
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference