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2009
Final Standing
Baja California, Mexico
July 16-25
scored 13 and 10 respectively. Dominicans Lisvel Eve
and Cándida Arias each scored 12.
“It was not easy to win the championship even though
we didn’t lose a match along the way,” said Han Ab-
bing, Germany’s coach. “The first two sets were really
a battle but we kept our focus and came out winners.
That really helped us for the easy third set.”
In what turned out to be a gruelling battle for the
bronze medal, six-time champions Brazil completed
a sensational comeback from two sets down to edge
Bulgaria 19-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 19-17. Glauciele
Silva was the top Brazilian scorer with 20 points and
Leticia Hagi (15), Natiele Gonzalves (14) and Ana
Correa (13) also finished in double digits. Dobriana
Rabadzhieva and Elitsa Vasileva led Bulgaria with 29
and 23 respectively.
Chen Shih Tin recorded a match-high 21 points, lead-
ing Chinese Taipei to an 18-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-22
victory over Netherlands and fifth place in the event 
Rank
Teams
1
GERMANY
2
DOM. REPUBLIC
3
BRAZIL
4
BULGARIA
5
CHINESE TAIPEI
6
NETHERLANDS
7
TURKEY
8
MEXICO
9
CUBA
10
CHINA
11
CZECH REPUBLIC
12
USA
13
POLAND
14
THAILAND
15
VENEZUELA
16
KENYA
C. T. V. B. A.
Bulgaria’s Nora
Bodgavova and
Brazil’s Isadora
Aleixo Rodrigues
battle at the net
for the ball
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