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WOMEN
’S MAIN DRAW
Rk.
Team
Country
1
Bieneck-Aulenbrock
GER
2
Chaika-Karapischenko
RUS
3
Ushkova-Sukhareva
RUS
4
Soja-Samul
POL
5
Pasiali-Karavi
GRE
Winter-Vergé-Dépré
SUI
Hrytsyuk-Basanova
UKR
Croson-Ross
USA
9
Bartoli-Clancy
AUS
Knöppel-Steininger
AUT
Galova-Machova
CZE
Stastna-Grygarova
CZE
Corral-Arina
ESP
Silvia-Mara Carla
ITA
Laura-Ilze
LAT
Paszek-Bekier
POL
17
Altomare-Humana-Paredes
CAN
Wills-McCormack
NZL
19
Le Guiader-Bauer
FRA
Schneider-Seyfferth
GER
Sinnema-Braakman
NED
Bahanur-Elif
TUR
Fatma-Gamze
TUR
Özge-Sabriye
TUR
Germany’s Christine Aulenbrock and Victoria Bieneck
defeated Russia’s Irina Chaika and Ekaterina Kara-
pischenko to win the women’s gold medal at the 2009
SWATCH FIVB Youth World Championships for players
under the age of 19. The five-day, double gender event
was held for the first time in Turkey at Milli Egemnlik,
Obakoy in Alanya, on the Turkish Mediterranean and
the finals were televised live throughout the country.
Aulenbrock, 17, of Georgsmarierhutte and Bieneck, 18
of Berlin, won the gold medal match over last year’s
bronze medallists, both from Moscow, 21-18, 21-15 in
36 minutes. “We are overcome with joy to be able to
beat a team as talented as Chaika and Karapischenko
and win the SWATCH FIVB Youth World Champion-
ships,” said Aulenbrok after the match.
In earning the silver medal Chaika and Karapischen-
ko, who finished with a 6-1 record, gave Russia its sec-
ond medal in the eight-year history of this event. And
in another close match Russia’s Ksenia Sukhareva
and Maria Ushkova came from behind and then held
off Poland’s Ola Samul and Izabela Soja to capture the
bronze medal.
Ukraine’s Sergiy Popov and Valeriy Samoday won the
men’s title, beating Russia’s Andrey Bolgov and Ruslan
Bykanov in straight sets with a near flawless display.
“The feeling of winning a world championship at 18
years old is almost overwhelming, but we had a great
tournament and the results speak for themselves,”
said Popov. Spain’s Kevin Medina and Cesar Mendez
beat Germany’s Michal Bargmann and Felix Quecke in
three sets for the bronze medal. 
Germany and Ukraine
prevail
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