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All roads lead to Tokyo as World Grand Prix finalists decided


Russia left it late to book their place in Tokyo at the expense of USA who they leapfrogged following the final match of the day

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 17, 2014 – Turkey and Russia claimed the last two places for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals on Sunday as the Preliminary Round reached a dramatic conclusion.

The two sides will join hosts Japan, Group 2 winners and World Grand Prix debutants Belgium as well as defending champions Brazil and China in Tokyo when the climax to the premier annual women’s volleyball tournament begins on Wednesday.

Russia went into the final match of the day knowing that a 3-0 or 3-1 victory would see them leapfrog USA and deny them a ticket to Japan. They took on Germany in Pool H, who also had a narrow chance of reaching the Finals. But Russia used their home advantage to pick up a straight sets (27-25, 26-24, 26-24) triumph and maintain their 100 per cent home winning record with nine victories from nine.

Earlier in the day Turkey guaranteed their place in the last six by disposing of Italy 3-1 (25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23). They will now look to better their bronze medal performance in 2012 when they last reached the Finals.

USA had done everything asked of them in their Pool G clash with the Dominican Republic. They picked up a 3-1 (25-21, 15-25, 25-19, 29-27) win over their Caribbean rivals but were forced to rely on results in other matches, which unfortunately for the Americans didn’t go their way. In the other match from the pool Brazil beat hosts Thailand in straights sets (25-15, 25-18, 25-17).

Korea captain Kim Yeon-Koung scored 30 points in her side’s four set (20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 26-24) win over Serbia. The victory took them to 13 points to give them an early outside chance of making the finals but this hope was quickly extinguished. Japan saw off Asian rivals China 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 18-25, 28-26) in the other Pool I match.

Finally Bulgaria secured their place in Group 2 next year by wrapping up the Group 3 final. They saw off the Czech Republic in straight sets (25-16, 25-13, 25-17) in front of their home fans in Samokov to gain promotion. Croatia finished third by beating Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-17).


Key points
• Kim Yeon-Koung had another high-scoring match with 30 points from 20 attacks, 4 blocks and six aces
• Dominican Republic ended their season with only one win that came during the first weekend of the Preliminary Round

• Brazil end the Preliminary Round having won 27 sets and dropped just three
• They are also the only undefeated team in the tournament
• It is the first time in five years that USA will not feature in the Finals
• Yuki Ishii stepped up on offence for Japan this time, with 24 points
• This is the first time Turkey have beaten Italy in the World Grand Prix. Italy won the last two meetings between the sides in 2008 and 2013
• It was the 11th win from 12 meetings in the World Grand Prix for Russia over German


LIVE SCORING - WEEK 4

 

Match
No

Pool

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

G1-37

G

15/08

16:00

09:00

THA-DOM

3-1

Bangkok, Thailand

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G1-49

I

15/08

17:00

09:00

JPN-SRB

3-1

Macau

View

View

View

View

G1-38

G

15/08

18:45

11:30

BRA-USA

3-2

Bangkok, Thailand

View

View

View

View

G1-50

I

15/08

20:30

12:30

CHN-KOR

3-1

Macau

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View

View

G1-43

H

15/08

04:40

13:40

TUR-GER

1-3

Kaliningrad,Russia

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View

View

View

G2-37

SF-G2

15/08

17:30

15:30

POL-BEL

0-3

Koszalin, Poland

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View

G1-44

H

15/08

19:30

16:10

RUS-ITA

3-1

Kaliningrad,Russia

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View

View

View

G2-38

SF-G2

15/08

20:15

18:15

NED-PUR

3-1

Koszalin, Poland

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View

View

View

G1-51

I

16/08

14:30

06:30

JPN-KOR

3-2

Macau

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View

G1-39

G

16/08

14:00

07:00

BRA-DOM

3-0

Bangkok, Thailand

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View

View

View

G1-52

I

16/08

17:40

09:00

CHN-SRB

2-3

Macau

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G1-40

G

16/08

16:30

09:30

THA-USA

2-3

Bangkok, Thailand

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View

G3-25

SF-G3

16/08

16:10

13:10

CZE-CRO

3-2

Samokov, Bulgaria

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View

View

View

G1-45

H

16/08

16:40

13:40

ITA-GER

3-2

Kaliningrad,Russia

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View

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View

G2-39

F-G2

16/08

17:30

15:30

POL-PUR

0-3

Koszalin, Poland

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View

G3-26

SF-G3

16/08

19:10

16:10

BUL-KAZ

3-1

Samokov, Bulgaria

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View

G1-46

H

16/08

19:30

16:10

RUS-TUR

3-1

Kaliningrad,Russia

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G2-40

F-G2

16/08

20:15

18:15

BEL-NED

3-2

Koszalin, Poland

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G1-53

I

17/08

13:00

05:00

KOR-SRB

3-1

Macau

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G1-41

G

17/08

14:00

07:00

DOM-USA

1-3

Bangkok, Thailand

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G1-54

I

17/08

15:40

07:30

CHN-JPN

1-3

Macau

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View

G1-42

G

17/08

16:45

09:30

THA-BRA

0-3

Bangkok, Thailand

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G3-27

F-G3

17/08

16:10

13:10

CRO-KAZ

3-0

Samokov, Bulgaria

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View

View

View

G1-47

H

17/08

16:40

13:40

ITA-TUR

1-3

Kaliningrad,Russia

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View

View

View

G3-28

F-G3

17/08

19:10

16:10

CZE-BUL

0-3

Samokov, Bulgaria

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View

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View

G1-48

H

17/08

19:10

16:10

GER-RUS

0-3

Kaliningrad,Russia

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View

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Standings

Group 1 - Standings

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

BRA

Brazil

26

9

9

 

7

1

1

 

 

 

27

3

9.000

748

570

1.312

2

CHN

China

17

9

5

4

2

3

 

2

2

 

21

15

1.400

829

773

1.072

3

TUR

Turkey

16

9

6

3

1

2

3

1

2

 

22

17

1.294

883

868

1.017

4

RUS

Russia

16

9

5

4

1

4

 

1

2

1

19

16

1.188

807

777

1.039

5

USA

USA

15

9

5

4

1

2

2

2

1

1

20

18

1.111

850

817

1.040

6

SRB

Serbia

13

9

4

5

2

1

1

2

2

1

18

18

1.000

806

790

1.020

7

JPN

Japan

13

9

4

5

 

3

1

2

1

2

17

20

0.850

784

831

0.943

8

KOR

Korea

13

9

4

5

 

4

 

1

2

2

16

19

0.842

753

810

0.930

9

ITA

Italy

12

9

5

4

2

 

3

 

3

1

18

18

1.000

769

780

0.986

10

GER

Germany

12

9

4

5

2

1

1

1

2

2

16

18

0.889

761

786

0.968

11

THA

Thailand

6

9

2

7

 

1

1

1

3

3

11

24

0.458

712

808

0.881

12

DOM

Dominican Republic

3

9

1

8

 

 

1

1

2

5

7

26

0.269

689

781

0.882

 

Group 2 - Standings

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

NED

Netherlands

23

9

8

1

6

 

2

1

 

 

26

7

3.714

771

644

1.197

2

PUR

Puerto Rico

19

9

7

2

3

2

2

 

 

2

21

12

1.750

756

695

1.088

3

BEL

Belgium

19

9

6

3

6

 

 

1

1

1

21

9

2.333

714

629

1.135

4

POL

Poland

14

9

5

4

1

3

1

 

2

2

17

17

1.000

738

752

0.981

5

ARG

Argentina

13

9

4

5

1

3

 

1

 

4

14

18

0.778

718

715

1.004

6

PER

Peru

9

9

3

6

1

1

1

1

1

4

12

21

0.571

713

757

0.942

7

CAN

Canada

6

9

2

7

1

 

1

1

3

3

11

23

0.478

701

790

0.887

8

CUB

Cuba

5

9

1

8

1

 

 

2

2

4

9

24

0.375

666

795

0.838

 

Group 3 - Standings

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

CZE

Czech Republic

18

6

6

 

4

2

 

 

 

 

18

2

9.000

502

373

1.346

2

BUL

Bulgaria

16

6

6

 

1

3

2

 

 

 

18

7

2.571

597

494

1.209

3

CRO

Croatia

12

6

4

2

2

2

 

 

2

 

14

8

1.750

529

481

1.100

4

KAZ

Kazakhstan

9

6

3

3

3

 

 

 

2

1

11

9

1.222

455

426

1.068

5

KEN

Kenya

9

6

3

3

1

1

1

1

1

1

12

12

1.000

503

516

0.975

6

MEX

Mexico

6

6

2

4

1

1

 

 

2

2

8

13

0.615

452

495

0.913

7

AUS

Australia

1

6

 

6

 

 

 

1

1

4

3

18

0.167

382

500

0.764

8

ALG

Algeria

1

6

 

6

 

 

 

1

1

4

3

18

0.167

375

510

0.735

 

Performance Leaders

Top Scoring Performances
41 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Russia (August 10)

41 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v The Netherlands (August 16)

37 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Japan (August 16)

30 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Serbia (August 17)
29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v China (August 15)
29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (August 1)
28 – Katarzyna Zarolinska of Poland v Peru (August 3)
28 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v Netherlands (August 2)
27 – Katarzyna Zaroslinkska of Poland v Peru (July 27)

27 – Aneta Havlickova of Czech Republic v Croatia (August 16)

26 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Turkey (August 16)
26 – Kelly Murphy of USA v Brazil (August 15)
26 – Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v Dominican Republic (August 8)
26 – Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v Russia (August 3)
26 – Gozde Sonsirma of Turkey v USA (August 2)

25 – Foluke Akinradewo of USA v Thailand (August 16)

25 – Sanja Malagurski of Serbia v China (August 16)
25 – Hui Ruoqi of China v Korea (August 15)
25 – Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Peru (August 9)
25 – Nadia Centoni of Italy v Japan (August 8)
25 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Cuba (August 3)
25 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Germany (August 2)
25 – Ann Buijs of Netherlands v Belgium (August 2)
25 – Rachel Rourke of Australia v Croatia (August 2)

24 – Helena Havelkova of Czech Republic v Croatia (August 16)

24 – Zhu Ting of China v Serbia (August 16)
24 – Margareta Kozuch of Germany v Turkey (August 15)
24 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Netherlands (August 8)
24 – Chunlei Zeng of China v Thailand (August 8)
24 – Zhu Ting of China v Brazil (August 1)
24 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v USA (August 1)
24 – Aneta Havlickova of Czech Republic v Croatia (July 25)
24 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v Poland (July 25)

 

Top Blocking Performances
10 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Germany (August 15)

9 – Foluke Akinradewo of USA v Thailand (August 16)
9 – Veronika Trnkova of Czech Republic v Australia (July 26)
8 – Thaisa Menezes of Brazil v Korea (August 8)
8 – Kataraina Osadchuk of Australia v Kenya (August 3)

8 – Maja Poljak of Croatia v Czech Republic (August 16)

7 – Veronika Trnkova of Czech Republic v Croatia (August 16)
7 – Andrea Urrutia of Peru v Cuba (August 9)

7 – Xu Yunli
6 – Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Peru (August 9)
6 – Daymara Lescay of Cuba v Peru (August 9)
6 – Zhu Ting of China v Japan (August 9)
6 – Thaisa Menezes of Brazil v Russia (August 9)
6 – Valentina Arrighetti of Italy v Japan (August 8)
6 – Katarzyna Zarolinska of Poland v Peru (August 3)
6 – Cristina Chirichella of Italy v China (August 3)
6 – Irina Fetisova of Russia v Turkey (August 3)
6 – Kelsey Robinson of USA v Japan (August 3)
6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Thailand (August 2)
6 – Lyudmila Anarbayeva of Kazakhstan v Australia (July 25)

 

Top Blocking Performances by Team
21 – China v Serbia (August 16)

21 – Turkey v Germany (August 15)
21 – Serbia v Thailand (August 2)
20 – Cuba v Peru (August 9)
20 – China v Thailand (August 8)
19 – USA v Thailand (August 16)

19 – USA v Japan (August 3)
19 – Russia v Japan (August 2)
19 – Czech Republic v Kazakhstan (July 27)

18 – The Netherlands v Belgium (August 16)
18 – Japan v Thailand (August 10)
18 – Italy v China (August 3)
18 – Russia v Turkey (August 3)
18 – Turkey v USA (August 2)
18 – Croatia v Kazakhstan (July 26)

 

Top Serving Performances
6 – Claudia Lizbeth Resendiz Lopez (Mexico) v Algeria (August 3)

6 – Kim Yeon-Koung (Korea) v Serbia (August 17)

5 – Elitsa Vasileva (Bulgaria) v Kazakhstan (August 16)

5 – Lora Kitipova (Bulgaria) v Kazakhstan (August 16)
5 – Kim Yeon-Koung (Korea) v Germany (August 2)
5 – Kim Yeon-Koung (Korea) v Thailand (August 1)
5 – Joanna Wolosz (Poland) v Canada (July 26)

4 – Frauke Dirickx (Belgium) v The Netherlands (August 16)

4 – Ismailoglu Meliha (Turkey) v Russia (August 16)
4 – Zeng Chunlei (China) v Italy (August 10)
4 – Alexandra Munoz (Peru) v Cuba (August 9)
4 – Mareen Apitz (Gerany) v Serbia (August 8)
4 – Rachel Rourke (Australia) v Croatia (August 2)
4 – Judith Pietersen (Netherlands) v Argentina (August 1)
4 – Kelly Murphy (USA) v Russia (August 1)
4 – Teresa Vanzurova (Czech Republic) v Croatia (July 25)
4 – Andrea Urrutia (Peru) v Canada (July 25)

 

Top Serving Performances by Team
15 – Belgium v The Netherlands (August 16)

14 – Bulgaria v Kazakhstan (August 16)

12 – Korea v Serbia (August 17)

12 – Peru v Canada (July 25)
11 – Kenya v Australia (August 2)

10 – Turkey v Russia (August 16)
10 – Puerto Rico v Poland (August 9)
10 – Germany v Dominican Republic (August 9)

 

Highest Scorer by Round
Week 1: 27 – Katarzyna Zaroslinkska of Poland v Peru (July 27)
Week 2: 29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (August 1)
Week 3: 41 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Russia (August 10)

Week 4: 41 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v The Netherlands (August 16)

Highest Set Score
Week 1: Croatia v Czech Republic, 30-32 (July 25)
Week 2: Turkey v Japan, 29-27 (August 1); Belgium v Netherlands, 29-27 (August 2); USA v Turkey, 29-27 (August 2); Mexico v Algeria, 29-27 (August 3)
Week 3: Germany v Serbia, 30-28 (August 8); Cuba v Peru, 30-28 (August 9); Cuba v Argentina, 30-28 (August 10)
Week 4: Germany v Turkey, 36-34 (August 15)

Highest Scoring Matches
Week 1: Bulgaria v Kenya (July 26) (25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 24-26, 15-12) – 220 points
Week 2: Turkey v USA (August 2) (25-21, 27-29, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12) – 220 points; Canada v Argentina (August 2) (23-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22, 15-13) – 220 points
Week 3: Peru v Cuba (August 9) (27-25, 28-30, 25-23, 22-25, 15-13) – 233 points
Week 4: Serbia v China (August 16) (26-26, 28-26, 21-25, 25-20, 17-15) – 227 points



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