FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

Press release

China outclass Brazil to fly to Sunday’s final of U20 World Champs


Ting Zhu from China scored 21 points and was the top scorer of Saturday's semi-final featuring World No. 1 China and World No. 2 Brazil.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 29, 2013 – World No. 1 China beat Brazil in a three-set (25-16, 25-16, 25-22) semi-final game and thus entered the gold medal match of the 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs at Kajot Arena in Brno, Czech Republic. 

Ting Zhu from China scored 21 points and was the top scorer while the Brazilian star player Gabriela Guimaraes obtained 18 points mainly from her powerful spikes.

At 12-17 in the first set, Brazil coach Luizomar De Moura called his athletes off court to have a serious talk. Fangxu Yang and Xintong Chen had scored four service winners for China. The timeout did not help as the Asians continued their run with razor-sharp spikes and exemplary block-defence work. De Moura took off Gabriela and exchanged setters but it was already too late. China wrapped up the first set in style, 25-16. China had committed zero mistakes in the first period. 

The serve was still one of China’s main weapon early in the second set as the world No. 1 literally blew away the Brazilian passers. Brazil’s setter Giovana tried her best to set up a fast game but could hardly use her middles for quick combinations. On the other side, China’s top scorer Ting Zhu led her team to a comfortable five-point lead at the second technical timeout. Two successful blocks from Fangxu Yang and Fengjiao Wang made it even worse for Brazil. China pulled clear, 25-16 again.

Compared to the two previous sets, there was not much to separate the two teams in the third set. Both squads showed spectacular defense kills combined with perfect-trained offensive variations. However, Brazil lost momentum in the crucial phase of set No. 3. Ning Wang scored for a 23-22 China lead before outside hitter Fengjiao Wang blocked Brazilian opposite Sara Silva twice to bounce China in heaven. 


2013 Women’s Under 20 World Championship Tournament page 
2013 Women’s Under 20 World Championship Schedule 
FIVB World Rankings

Facebook: FIVB - International Volleyball Federation
Twitter: 
#FIVBVolleyball#FIVBWomensU20
YouTube: 
FIVB Video



Download highresolution

 Language(s)
   English

| More

More press releases

   
11.07.2013 14:59:22
A long trip back home
Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, July 10 2013 - Before the sunset over the border between Mexico and the United States, Daouda Pare had the chance for a la... More...
08.07.2013 10:27:21
MVP Pankov was the best of the best
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – The MVP award of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship could not have gone to better hands than those of Russian Pavel... More...
08.07.2013 09:12:40
Russia win gold medal with powerful exhibition
Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – European champions Russia added an even more important gem to their collection of the year with the gold ... More...
08.07.2013 07:26:08
Russia performed at a superior level
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Russia played phenomenal volleyball for the last two sets of their encounter against China for the gold medal of the F... More...
08.07.2013 06:58:36
Russia claim the gold medal with spectacular game
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Russia capped an amazing campaign in 2013 winning the gold medal of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship with a domin... More...
08.07.2013 05:03:15
Mexico brings good luck charm to Polish Czaja
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Mexico has reserved Poland’s Wieslaw Czaja very happy moments in his volleyball career both as a player and as a coach... More...
08.07.2013 04:35:23
Poland win bronze medal in impressive style
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – Poland recovered from losing the first set and went on to play text-book volleyball the rest of the way capturing the ... More...
08.07.2013 03:40:57
Asian teams represent an attractive challenge: Vanmedegael
Mexicali, Mexico July 7 2013 - Asian t... More...
08.07.2013 02:21:02
Coaches of Brazil and Argentina glad with results
Tijuana, Mexico, July 7, 2013 – The coaches of Brazil and Argentina praised the talent of their players and the way they performed in the match for fi... More...
08.07.2013 02:20:38
Lowie, Colson and Florian serve victory to Belgium
Mexicali, Mexico, July 7 2013 - Stuer Lowie and Jonas Colson registered 14 and 11 points in the victory of Belgium over Korea in straight sets (25-21,... More...