FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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Australia and Serbia remain unbeaten in Olympic Qualification


Australia and Serbia remain unbeaten in the FIVB Men´s World Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Tokyo, Japan, June 5, 2012 - FIVB Men´s World Olympic Qualification Tournament. Australia and Serbia continued their winning ways on Tuesday, the third day of action at the FIVB Men’s World Olympic Qualifying Tournament taking place at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. 

Both sides improved their win?loss record to 3?0 with nine points as the battle heats up for the two last remaining tickets to the male volleyball tournament of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Since the event doubles as Asian Continental Olympic Qualifier, the top team at the end of the competition plus the best placed Asian squad will book spots for the Games at the UK capital. In total four tickets remaining for the Olympic tournament in London. Two from the qualification tournament in Japan and parallel this weekend from June 8 to 10, one ticket in Sofia, Bulgaria and one from Berlin, Germany respectively. In Sofia Bulgaria, France, Egypt and Pakistan will battle. In Berlin Czech Republic, Cuba and India is playing for one single ticket. Teams already qualified to London are host Great Britain, Russia, Poland, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, USA, Argentina. 

Puerto Rico vs Venezuela 
Venezuela downed Puerto Rico in straight sets (25-20, 25-20, 25-21) The victory improved Venezuela's record to 1-2, while Puerto Rico slipped to 0-3.Kevin Pinerua had a match-high 14 points in the win. Luis Arias chipped in with 12 points.Jose Rivera led Puerto Rico with 11 points. Opponents errors 61-75 
Venezuela coach - Roberto Garcia " I was satisfied with the way the players carried out our tactical plan. We are making fewer mistakes now in blocking and receiving. We would like to make the upcoming Olympics, but we also have our sights on the 2016 Games". 

Iran vs Australia 
Australia defeated Iran in four sets (17-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-23) to remain unbeaten on the third day of action. The win raised Australia's record to 3-0, while Iran dropped to 2-1. 
Edgar Thomas sparked Australia with a match-high 24 points. Adam White rang up 22 points in the victory. Mohammad Mousavi led Iran with 15 points. Hamzeh Zarini added 13 points. 
Australia coach - Jon Uriarte "We played very well. It started with our serve and we used our strategy to win several key points. Iran plays an attack system that has been tough for other teams in this tournament. We were able to work well against it". 

Serbia vs China 
Serbia routed China in straight sets (25-15, 25-13, 25-21) in one hour to remain unbeaten along with Australia. The victory raised Serbia's record to 3-0, while China fell to 1-2. Milos Nikic notched a match-high 13 points in the win. Nikola Kovacevic and Marko Podrascanin contributed 11 points apiece. Zhang Chen top-scored for China with 12 points. 
Serbia captain - Bojan Janic "It was an incredible victory for us. We played very good all three sets. We thought it would be a tougher match. If we win tomorrow it will be like a final for us." 

Japan vs Korea 
Japan outlasted Korea in five sets (25-22, 24-26, 25-20, 19-25, 15-6). It was a back and forth battle for the regional rivals, with Japan finally prevailing when their attack stepped it up in the final set before a raucous home crowd. Japan raised its record to 2-1 with the win, while Korea fell to 0-3. 
Tatsuya Fukuzawa paced Japan with a match-high 20 points. Kunihiro Shimizu chipped in with 13 points. Park Chul-Woo was strong in defeat, leading Korea with 19 points. Kim Hak-Min added 14 points. Yoneyama Yuta leads the spiker ranking for the tournament with a success rate of 68 procents Japan raised its record to 2-1 with the win, while Korea fell to 0-3. 

Tatsuya Fukuzawa paced Japan with a match-high 20 points. Kunihiro Shimizu chipped in with 13 points. Park Chul-Woo was strong in defeat, leading Korea with 19 points. Kim Hak-Min added 14 points. 

Wednesdays matches: Puerto Rico - Iran, Australia - Serbia, Venezuela - Korea and Japan - China

LIVE SCOREBOX
DAY 4   |   JUNE 6, 2012

 

No Phase Date Local
Time
GMT
Time
Teams Live Score
Result
City Description Press
Conf.
Stats Photos
13 A 06/06 11:10 02:10 PUR-IRI 1-3 Tokyo, Japan View View View View
14 A 06/06 13:40 04:40 AUS-SRB 0-3 Tokyo, Japan View View View View
15 A 06/06 16:00 07:00 VEN-KOR View Tokyo, Japan View
16 A 06/06 19:05 10:05 JPN-CHN View Tokyo, Japan View

MATCH RESULTS / STANDING

 


No Date Teams Set Result per set (points) Total
Points
Time Audience
1 2 3 4 5
1 01-Jun AUS-VEN 3-0 25-14 25-22 25-18     75-54 1:15 340
2 01-Jun PUR-CHN 0-3 23-25 19-25 17-25     59-75 1:18 250
3 01-Jun IRI-KOR 3-0 25-17 25-18 25-16     75-51 1:19 840
4 01-Jun JPN-SRB 0-3 19-25 23-25 16-25     58-75 1:29 4'000
5 02-Jun AUS-PUR 3-0 25-14 25-19 25-20     75-53 1:14 650
6 02-Jun CHN-IRI 2-3 25-23 21-25 31-29 15-25 13-15 105-117 2:21 1'100
7 02-Jun KOR-SRB 1-3 23-25 22-25 25-17 12-25   82-92 1:42 2'500
8 02-Jun JPN-VEN 3-0 25-20 25-20 32-30     82-70 1:46 9'200
9 05-Jun PUR-VEN 0-3 20-25 20-25 21-25     61-75 1:17 150
10 05-Jun IRI-AUS 1-3 25-17 18-25 18-25 23-25   84-92 1:46 460
11 05-Jun SRB-CHN 3-0 25-15 25-13 25-21     75-49 1:12 1'040
12 05-Jun JPN-KOR 3-2 25-22 24-26 25-20 19-25 15-6 108-99 2:27 9'000
13 06-Jun PUR-IRI                  
14 06-Jun AUS-SRB                  
15 06-Jun VEN-KOR                  
16 06-Jun JPN-CHN                  
17 07-Jun IRI-VEN                  
18 07-Jun SRB-PUR                  
19 07-Jun KOR-CHN                  
20 07-Jun JPN-AUS                  
21 09-Jun IRI-SRB                  
22 09-Jun VEN-CHN                  
23 09-Jun AUS-KOR                  
24 09-Jun JPN-PUR                  
25 10-Jun SRB-VEN                  
26 10-Jun CHN-AUS                  
27 10-Jun KOR-PUR                  
28 10-Jun JPN-IRI                  

STANDING

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 SRB Serbia 9 3 3   2 1         9 1 9.000 242 189 1.280
2 AUS Australia 9 3 3   2 1         9 1 9.000 242 191 1.267
3 IRI Iran 5 3 2 1 1   1   1   7 5 1.400 276 248 1.113
4 JPN Japan 5 3 2 1 1   1     1 6 5 1.200 248 244 1.016
5 CHN China 4 3 1 2 1     1   1 5 6 0.833 229 251 0.912
6 VEN Venezuela 3 3 1 2 1         2 3 6 0.500 199 218 0.913
7 KOR Korea 1 3   3       1 1 1 3 9 0.333 232 275 0.844
8 PUR Puerto Rico   3   3           3   9   173 225 0.769

BEST SCORERS


Rank Shirt Name Team Spike Block Serve Total
1 19 Edgar Thomas AUS 51 12 5 68
2 9 White Adam AUS 51 2 4 57
3 14 Fukuzawa Tatsuya JPN 43 5 6 54
4 7 Zarini Hamzeh IRI 46 6 1 53
5 6 Mousavi Eraghi Seyed Mohammad IRI 32 16 3 51
  10 Ghafour Amir IRI 45 2 4 51
7 1 Kovacevic Nikola SRB 42 4 3 49
8 10 Nikic Milos SRB 39 7 2 48
9 5 Ghaemi Farhad IRI 31 3 10 44
10 9 Nadi Alireza IRI 32 8 2 42
  10 Pinerua Kervin VEN 34 5 3 42
12 6 Yudin Igor AUS 36 4 1 41
13 4 Zhang Chen CHN 36 3   39
14 15 Starovic Sasa SRB 28 4 2 34
15 1 Rivera Jose PUR 30 1 2 33
  3 Figueroa Juan PUR 30 2 1 33
  8 Kim Hak-Min KOR 27 5 1 33
18 5 Muñiz Roberto PUR 25 4 3 32
  11 Park Chul-Woo KOR 29 3   32
20 18 Shin Yung-Suk KOR 23 6 1 30
  18 Podrascanin Marko SRB 20 8 2 30
22 1 Bian Hongmin CHN 21 6 1 28
  7 Escalante Enrique PUR 21 4 3 28
24 15 Arias Luis VEN 24 1 2 27
25 1 Zingel Aidan AUS 13 12 1 26
  3 Gonzalez Fernando VEN 22 4   26
27 7 Yamamoto Takahiro JPN 23 1 1 25
  10 Chen Ping CHN 17 5 3 25
  15 Cruz Lozada Ezequiel PUR 23 2   25
30 3 Yuan Zhi CHN 23     23
  18 Yoneyama Yuta JPN 21 2   23
32 7 Stankovic Dragan SRB 18 2 1 21
  13 Choi Hong-Suk KOR 17 1 3 21
34 5 Passier Travis AUS 8 11 1 20
  10 Maldonado Ulises PUR 20     20
  14 Atanasijevic Aleksandar SRB 17 2 1 20
37 7 Zhong Weijun CHN 15 4   19
38 7 Lee Sun-Kyu KOR 13 5   18
39 5 Rodriguez Emerson VEN 12 3 1 16
  6 Liang Chunlong CHN 8 8   16
  17 Ghara Reza IRI 14 1 1 16
42 1 Jeon Kwang-In KOR 9 4 2 15
  12 Fayazid. Pourya IRI 13 2   15
  17 Escobar Daniel VEN 10 5   15
45 12 Yamamura Kota JPN 11 2 1 14
46 12 Rasic Milan SRB 8 4 1 13
  13 Shimizu Kunihiro JPN 12 1   13
  14 Kim Yo-Han KOR 12   1 13
  14 Morales Fernando PUR 6 6 1 13
50 11 Matsumoto Yoshihiko JPN 10 1 1 12
51 16 Ishijima Yusuke JPN 11     11
52 9 Tomimatsu Takaaki JPN 6 4   10
53 6 Paez Carlos VEN 3 3 3 9
54 11 Yu Dawei CHN 5 1 1 7
55 4 Marouflakrani Mir Saeid IRI 5     5
56 5 Petkovic Vlado SRB 1 3   4
  12 Shen Qiong CHN 2 2   4
58 5 Usami Daisuke JPN 1 2   3
  7 Peacock Harrison AUS 1   2 3
  13 Mahdavi Mehdi IRI   2 1 3
61 8 Grant Andrew AUS 2     2
  11 Contreras Jhoser VEN 2     2
  18 Williams Lincoln Alexander AUS 2     2
64 2 Yustiz Deivis VEN     1 1
  2 Han Sun-Soo KOR 1     1
  2 Kovacevic Uros SRB 1     1
  3 Kwon Young-Min KOR 1     1
  4 Janic Bojan SRB   1   1
  4 Kondoh Shigeru JPN 1     1
  9 Jiao Shuai CHN   1   1
  10 Yun Bong-Woo KOR 1     1
  11 Mitic Mihajlo SRB     1 1
  15 Li Runming CHN   1   1
  19 Koshiya Akira JPN 1     1
Total Tournament 1'218 229 91 1'538




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