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Brazil putS on Volleyball fIesta at men's junior World champs

The next generation of volleyball stars travelled to Brazil from August 1 to 10 as Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi played hosts to the 16th edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Junior World Championship.

16 teams featuring the world's finest Under 21 players strived to be top of the podium but it was Russia who sealed gold with a win over Argentina in the final.

The tournament provides a platform for the next generation of stars to showcase their skills on the international stage and potentially take the big step into the giant world of the senior ranks.

Russia's success comes during a resurgence for their country across all competitions and the talent and potential on show illustrates that they will be in the top echelons of the sport for a long time to come.


Year Place 1st 2nd 3rd
2011   Rio de Janeiro & Niteroi (BRA) Russia Argentina Serbia
2009   Pune (IND) Brazil Cuba Argentina
2007   Casablanca & Rabat (MAR) Brazil Russia Iran
2005   Vizakhapatnam (IND) Russia Brazil Cuba
2003   Tehran (IRI) Poland Brazil Bulgaria
2001   Wroclaw (POL) Brazil Russia Venezuela
1999   Ubon Ratchathani (THA) Russia France Brazil
1997   Manama (BRN) Poland Brazil Russia
1995   Johor Bahru (MAS) Russia Brazil Italy
1993   Rosario (ARG) Brazil Italy Czechoslovakia
1991   Cairo (EGY) Bulgaria Italy U.S.S.R.
1989   Athens (GRE) U.S.S.R. Japan Brazil
1987   Bahrein  (BRN) Korea Cuba U.S.S.R.
1985   Milano (ITA) U.S.S.R. Italy Cuba
1981   Colorado Springs (USA) U.S.S.R. Brazil Korea
1977   Rio de Janeiro (BRA) U.S.S.R. China Brazil




1      Russia
2     Argentina
3     Serbia
4     USA
5     Brazil
6     Iran
7     Spain
8     India
9     Belgium
10     Germany
11     Canada
12     Japan
13     Bulgaria
14     Tunisia
15     Egypt
16     Puerto Rico

Argentina leads the FIVB men's Junior & Youth World Rankings