FIVB VolleyWorld 10/2013 - English - page 15

China’s Xinyu Song led the celebrations after the gold-medal match
USA won silver after they were unable to find a way past China
Xinyue Yuan was on hand to record China’s gold medal celebrations
“We had never thought that we could come this far. We just kept
practicing while we were in training sessions and when we played we
managed to win each game,” USA captain Taylor Tashima said after
the final.
“It was a hard-fought match between us. We played very hard and very
well in the first two sets, but in the third set, we were pretty nervous
and we didn’t concentrate on the game, so we were defeated.”
Brazil meanwhile maintained their remarkable run in the tournament
by winning the bronze medal with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-12) win
over their South American rivals Peru.
It is their ninth set of medals and second bronze in total and sits along
three gold wins from 1997, 2005 and 2009 and four silvers.
“Today it was a very good match,” coach Mauricio Thomas said. “I
think this match was important for our team and although we couldn’t
reach the final of this World Championship, we are happy with the
bronze medal that we won. Peru are one of the strongest teams of the
championship so we played with confidence and spirit. We had to put
a lot of work hard and effort into beating them.”
FINAL RANKING
GIRLS’ U18
-
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 26 – August 4
1
China
2
USA
3
Brazil
4
Peru
5
Japan
6
Serbia
7
Poland
8
Dominican Republic
9
Turkey
10
Italy
11
Chinese Taipei
12
Greece
13
Slovenia
14
Puerto Rico
15
Egypt
16
Thailand
17
Argentina
18
Mexico
19
Tunisia
20
Algeria
15
I...,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,...28
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