FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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China stamp their class by thrashing Argentina in straight sets


China block a fierce spike from Argentina

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 30, 2013 – Mighty China, world No.1 and former three-time world champions , proved their class above Argentina to send the world No.13 packing in comfortable three sets 25-21 25-13 25-18 in their last Pool B encounter at the Liptapanlop Hall on Tuesday.

China, silver medalists at the previous world meet in Turkey two years ago, badly needed a crucial win over Argentina to make sure the mission of making the cut for the last 16 teams can still be within their reach.

Fielding a well-organised roster which included the 199cm Yuan Xinyue, the team's tallest player, and terrific Ju Wanrong, China came up with an exceptional offensive mobility of Hu Mingyuan’s fantastic come-from-behind spikes and effective blocking by Yuan and Wang Yunlu for the victory in the first two sets 25-21 and 25-13.

China remained on course in the third set. As Argentina put on their brave fight to come close at 16-23, the determined Chinese had enough left in their tank. They marched on their sparkling form to win the thrilling set 25-18 and the match.

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