FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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WOQT - Serbia stands out in fifth day of action


Serbia outstanding so far in the FIVB World Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, June 7, 2012 European Champions Serbia took a major step towards the London Olympic Games winning over Puerto Rico and remain unbeaten at the fifth day of action of the FIVB World Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Thursday. Iran nailed Puerto Rico in 3 sets and past Australia as favorite to claim the Asian qualifying ticket. Australia lost to Japan in 3 straight sets in the highlighted match of the evening.
The event doubles as Asian Continental Olympic Qualifier, the top one team at the end of the competition plus the best Asian team even not among the medalists will get spots for the Summer Games in London later this summer.  

Iran vs Venezuela
Iran beat Venezuela in 3 straight sets (25-16, 25-16, 25-20). Venezuela came out flat and never got going in the contest. Iran's quick attack proved to be a significant obstacle for Venezuela. Iran served well and displayed excellent passing in the win. Venezuela had difficulties in serve and service reception in the loss. The victory raised Iran's record to 4-1, while Venezuela dropped to 1-4 with the loss. Amir Ghafour and Farhad Ghaemi sparked Iran with 11 points each. Kervin Pinerua scored a match-high 12 points in the loss for Venezuela.
Venezuela coach - Roberto Garcia:
"There was a big difference in quality and performance between the teams. We lost our focus and lacked team play."

Serbia vs Puerto Rico
Serbia notched a straight 3 sets victory over Puerto Rico (25-19, 25-17, 25-18) to remain unbeaten on the fifth day of action. Serbia overpowered the Puerto Rican side with superior skills in blocking, serving and passing. The Serbs have lost only one set in the competition, while Puerto Rico has won only one set. The European champions moved to 5-0 with the triumph, while Puerto Rico remained winless at 0-5 with the defeat. Sasa Starovic paced Serbia with 10 points. Bojan Janic tallied nine points. Ezequiel Cruz had a match-high 14 in the loss for Puerto Rico. Nikola Kovacevic best spiker so far succes rate 56.
Serbia captain - Bojan Janic: "We are happy about the victory. It is not easy being favored and coming into a game and having to win." We gave some players rest and hope to be ready for tomorrow. We are one step closer to the Olympic Games."

Korea vs China
Korea outlasted China in a thrilling five sets (25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 14-25, 15-13) The match featured the changing of momentum, as the sides traded sets until Korea finally prevailed. The result saw both sides emerge with 2-3 records heading into the final two days of the competition at Saturday and Sunday.Park Chul-Woo racked up a match-high 27 points. Kim Hak-Min had 19 points in the win.Chen Ping led China with 23 points. Zhang Chen added 21 points.
Korea coach - Park Ki-Won
"All our serves were great. Park Chul-Woo and Kim Yo-Han played really well. I think this is why we beat China."

Japan vs Australia
Japan posted a straight sets (25-22, 25-23, 25-12) victory over Australia front of a fanatic crowd of fans. Australia had trouble with Japan's quick attack and service reception. They made several unforced errors during the match and seemed rattled by the raucous sellout crowd. Japan seized the momentum in the first set and retained it throughout the match. They were proficient on both offense and defense in the impressive triumph. Japan served especially well on the way to the win. The result left both sides with records of 3-2.Tatsuya Fukuzawa and Kota Yamamura powered a relentless Japan attack with 15 points each. Igor Yudin led Australia with 14 points. Edgar Thomas had 12 in the loss.

Japan coach - Tatsuya Ueta:
"I want to thank the players. They were all focused tonight. We will do our best in our last two games. We will have to be psyched up and united. We thought Australia's serves were softer than China's, so we tried to take advantage of this."

Tomorrow Friday is a rest day
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.

Highest scorer day-by-day

22 - Edgar Thomas of Australia v Venezuela (1-6-12)
27 - Zarini Hamzeh of Iran v China (2-6-12)
22 - Adam White of Australia v Iran (5-6-12)
18 - Choi Hon-Suk of Korea v Venezuela (6-6-12)
18 - Chen Ping of China v Japan (6-6-12)
27 - Park Chul-Woo of Korea v China (7-6-12)

Top-Scoring Performances 

27 - Zarini Hamzeh of Iran v China (2-6-12)
27 - Park Chul-Woo of Korea v China (7-6-12)
24 - Edgar Thomas of Australia v Iran (5-6-12)
23 - Chen Ping of China v Korea (7-6-12)
22 - Edgar Thomas of Australia v Venezuela (1-6-12)
22 - Adam White of Australia v Iran (5-6-12)
21 - Tatsuya Fukuzawa of Japan v Venezuela (2-6-12)
21 - Tatsuya Fukuzawa of Japan v Korea (5-6-12)
21 - Lian Chunlong of China v Korea (7-6-12)

Top-Blocking Performances

8 - Mousavi Eraghi of Iran v Korea (1-6-12)
8 - Kota Yamamura of Japan vs Australia (7-6-12)
6 - Mousavi Eraghi of Iran v Australia (5-6-12)
6 - Lian Chunlong of China v Korea (7-6-12)
5 – Aidan Zingel of Australia v Venezuela (1-6-12)
5 – Edgar Thomas of Australia v Venzuela (1-6-12)
5 – Edgar Thomas of Australia v Puerto Rico (2-6-12)
5 – Shin Yung-Suk of Korea v Japan (5-6-12)

Top-Serving Performances

6 – Ghaemi Farhad of Iran v Korea (1-6-12)
4 – Tatsuya Fukuzawa of Japan v Venezuela (2-6-12)
3 – Edgar Thomas of Australia v Puerto Rico (2-6-12)
3 – Mousavi Eraghi of Iran v China (2-6-12)
3 – Ghaemi Farhad of Iran v China (2-6-12)
3 – Amir Ghafour of Iran v China (2-6-12)
3 – Carlos Paez of Venezuela v Puerto Rico (5-6-12)
3 – Enrique Escalante of Puerto Rico v Iran (6-6-12)

LIVE SCOREBOX
DAY 5   |   JUNE 7, 2012

 

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17 A 07/06 11:10 02:10 IRI-VEN 3-0 Tokyo, Japan View View View View
18 A 07/06 13:40 04:40 SRB-PUR 3-0 Tokyo, Japan View View View View
19 A 07/06 16:10 07:10 KOR-CHN 3-2 Tokyo, Japan View View View View
20 A 07/06 19:15 10:15 JPN-AUS 3-0 Tokyo, Japan View View View View


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 15 5 5   4 1         15 1 15.000 392 298 1.315
2 IRI Iran 11 5 4 1 2 1 1   1   13 6 2.167 449 385 1.166
3 AUS Australia 9 5 3 2 2 1       2 9 7 1.286 354 341 1.038
4 JPN Japan 8 5 3 2 2   1   1 1 10 8 1.250 405 401 1.010
5 CHN China 8 5 2 3 1 1   2   1 10 10 1.000 433 434 0.998
6 KOR Korea 6 5 2 3 1   1 1 1 1 9 11 0.818 410 441 0.930
7 VEN Venezuela 3 5 1 4 1         4 3 12 0.250 313 370 0.846
8 PUR Puerto Rico   5   5         1 4 1 15 0.067 312 398 0.784










































BEST SCORERS


Rank Shirt Name Team Spike Block Serve Total
1 14 Fukuzawa Tatsuya JPN 63 8 9 80
  19 Edgar Thomas AUS 60 14 6 80
3 4 Zhang Chen CHN 67 9 1 77
4 10 Pinerua Kervin VEN 56 7 3 66
  10 Chen Ping CHN 52 8 6 66
6 9 White Adam AUS 59 2 4 65
7 7 Zarini Hamzeh IRI 54 8 1 63
8 10 Ghafour Amir IRI 54 2 6 62
9 6 Mousavi Eraghi Seyed Mohammad IRI 37 19 3 59
  11 Park Chul-Woo KOR 53 6   59
11 8 Kim Hak-Min KOR 51 6 1 58
12 5 Ghaemi Farhad IRI 38 4 13 55
  6 Yudin Igor AUS 48 6 1 55
  10 Nikic Milos SRB 46 7 2 55
15 13 Choi Hong-Suk KOR 40 5 5 50
16 1 Kovacevic Nikola SRB 42 4 3 49
  18 Shin Yung-Suk KOR 39 8 2 49
18 9 Nadi Alireza IRI 34 9 3 46
19 1 Bian Hongmin CHN 34 9 1 44
  3 Gonzalez Fernando VEN 35 8 1 44
  15 Starovic Sasa SRB 37 5 2 44
22 13 Shimizu Kunihiro JPN 41 2   43
23 3 Figueroa Juan PUR 36 2 2 40
24 15 Cruz Lozada Ezequiel PUR 37 2   39
25 18 Podrascanin Marko SRB 26 9 3 38
26 1 Zingel Aidan AUS 21 13 1 35
  15 Arias Luis VEN 31 2 2 35
28 5 Muñiz Roberto PUR 27 4 3 34
  11 Matsumoto Yoshihiko JPN 27 6 1 34
30 1 Rivera Jose PUR 30 1 2 33
  6 Liang Chunlong CHN 18 15   33
32 7 Escalante Enrique PUR 23 6 3 32
  12 Yamamura Kota JPN 19 10 3 32
34 18 Yoneyama Yuta JPN 29 2   31
35 7 Zhong Weijun CHN 21 7 2 30
36 10 Maldonado Ulises PUR 28     28
37 7 Yamamoto Takahiro JPN 23 1 1 25
  16 Ishijima Yusuke JPN 24 1   25
39 7 Lee Sun-Kyu KOR 17 6 1 24
  14 Atanasijevic Aleksandar SRB 20 2 2 24
41 3 Yuan Zhi CHN 23     23
  14 Kim Yo-Han KOR 21 1 1 23
43 5 Passier Travis AUS 10 11 1 22
44 5 Rodriguez Emerson VEN 16 4 1 21
  7 Stankovic Dragan SRB 18 2 1 21
  12 Rasic Milan SRB 14 6 1 21
47 17 Escobar Daniel VEN 14 6   20
48 12 Shen Qiong CHN 14 4 1 19
49 12 Fayazid. Pourya IRI 14 2   16
  17 Ghara Reza IRI 14 1 1 16
51 1 Jeon Kwang-In KOR 9 4 2 15
  14 Morales Fernando PUR 7 6 2 15
53 9 Tomimatsu Takaaki JPN 7 4   11
54 4 Janic Bojan SRB 9 1   10
  6 Paez Carlos VEN 4 3 3 10
56 4 Marouflakrani Mir Saeid IRI 7 1 1 9
  10 Yun Bong-Woo KOR 8   1 9
58 2 Han Sun-Soo KOR 2 2 3 7
  5 Petkovic Vlado SRB 2 5   7
  11 Yu Dawei CHN 5 1 1 7
  15 Li Runming CHN   6 1 7
62 2 Kovacevic Uros SRB 5   1 6
  11 Contreras Jhoser VEN 5 1   6
  19 Aquino Edwin Leonardo PUR 2 3 1 6
65 2 Yustiz Deivis VEN 1 2 2 5
66 5 Usami Daisuke JPN 1 2   3
  7 Peacock Harrison AUS 1   2 3
  13 Mahdavi Mehdi IRI   2 1 3
69 3 Kwon Young-Min KOR 1 1   2
  3 Roberts Nathan AUS 2     2
  8 Salerno Hector VEN 2     2
  8 Grant Andrew AUS 2     2
  18 Williams Lincoln Alexander AUS 2     2
74 4 Kondoh Shigeru JPN 1     1
  9 Jiao Shuai CHN   1   1
  11 Mitic Mihajlo SRB     1 1
  14 Mobasheri Demneh Alireza IRI 1     1
  19 Koshiya Akira JPN 1     1
Total Tournament 1'742 327 128 2'197
















































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