FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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Russia and Japan only undefeated teams at Women's World Olympic Qualifier


Russian players gathered around superstar Ekaterina Gamova (11) who led the victory over Korea in straight sets

Tokyo, Japan, May 20, 2012 – World champions Russia and hosts Japan improved their win-loss record to 2-0 with six full points at the conclusion of Day Two of the FIVB Women’s World Qualifying Tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday.

The top-three sides at the end of the eight-team round-robin event plus the best Asian team will earn tickets to the female volleyball tournament of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Russia’s towering Ekaterina Gamova collected 16 points to help the victory over Korea 25-16, 25-23, 25-23, while Japan’s Saori Kimura scored a tournament-high 21 in the overwhelming 25-16, 25-13, 25-14 victory over Chinese Taipei.

“I'm very happy for this result,” Russia’s coach Sergey Ovhinnikov stated. “We had problems in the second and third sets, but we solved them. I thank the players for this important victory.”

“We are relieved to win 3-0 but still need improvement in certain areas,” Japan’s coach Masayoshi Manabe commented. “We would like to work on those areas before our next match.”

In other matches on Sunday, Thailand and Cuba evened their win-loss record at 1-1 following their outings against Serbia and Peru respectively. Korea and Serbia are also at 1-1 while Peru and Chinese Taipei dropped to 0-2.

Thailand stunned European champions Serbia with a straight-sets victory (25-19, 25-17, 25-20) and Cuba routed Peru also in three sets in a row (25-19, 25-21, 25-15).

“It was a hard game for us because we had lost to Russia yesterday so we had to regroup,” Thailand coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai said. “I spoke to my team and they followed the game plan well. I am very satisfied.”

“Our team was able to recover from the loss yesterday,” Cuba coach Juan Carlos Gala expressed. “We were aggressive today and followed our tactical plan. Our blocking was important and the key to victory today.”

Monday will be the first of two days of rest during the course of the competition. The action resumes on Tuesday with Chinese Taipei against Peru, Cuba playing Russia, Korea facing off Serbia and Japan meeting Thailand.

LIVE SCOREBOX
Day 2 | May 20, 2012

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

1

A

19/05

11:10

02:10

TPE-SRB

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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2

A

19/05

13:40

04:40

THA-RUS

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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3

A

19/05

16:10

07:10

KOR-CUB

3-0

Tokyo, Japan

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4

A

19/05

19:20

10:20

JPN-PER

3-0

Tokyo, Japan

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5

A

20/05

11:10

02:10

SRB-THA

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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6

A

20/05

13:40

04:40

PER-CUB

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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7

A

20/05

16:10

07:10

RUS-KOR

3-0

Tokyo, Japan

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8

A

20/05

19:20

10:20

JPN-TPE

3-0

Tokyo, Japan

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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

JPN

Japan

6

2

2

2

6

MAX

150

95

1.579

2

RUS

Russia

6

2

2

2

6

MAX

150

115

1.304

3

CUB

Cuba

3

2

1

1

1

1

3

3

1.000

137

130

1.054

4

SRB

Serbia

3

2

1

1

1

1

3

3

1.000

131

125

1.048

5

KOR

Korea

3

2

1

1

1

1

3

3

1.000

137

137

1.000

6

THA

Thailand

3

2

1

1

1

1

3

3

1.000

128

131

0.977

7

PER

Peru

2

2

2

6

107

150

0.713

8

TPE

Chinese Taipei

2

2

2

6

93

150

0.620

Best scorers

 

Rank

Shirt

Name

Team

Spike

Block

Serve

Total

1

12

Kimura Saori

JPN

25

4

3

32

2

10

Kim Yeon-Koung

KOR

29

29

14

Hwang Youn-Joo

KOR

27

1

1

29

4

6

Sittirak Onuma

THA

26

2

28

11

Gamova Ekaterina

RUS

24

3

1

28

6

8

Goncharova Nataliya

RUS

25

1

1

27

16

Rasic Milena

SRB

17

7

3

27

8

2

Santos Allegne Yanelis

CUB

16

2

5

23

9

15

Kanthong Malika

THA

17

1

4

22

10

1

Salas Rosell Wilma

CUB

19

2

21

4

Estes Evgenia

RUS

15

4

2

21

 

 Highest scorers day- by- day
18 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Chinese Taipei (19-5-12)
21 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Chinese Taipei (20-5-12)

Top- Scoring Performances
21 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Chinese Taipei (20-5-12)
19 – Onuma Sittirak of Thailand v Serbia (20-5-12)
18 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Chinese Taipei (19-5-12)
16 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Cuba (19-5-12)
16 – Hwang Youn-Joo of Korea v Cuba (19-5-12)
16 – Ekaterina Gamova of Russia v Korea (20-5-12)

Top- Blocking Performances
5 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Chinese Taipei (19-5-12)
5 – Maria Perepelkina of Russia v Thailand (19-5-12)
5 – Maria Borisenko of Russia v Korea (20-5-12)
4 – Erika Araki of Japan v Chinese Taipei (20-5-12)

Top-Serving Performances
4 – Yanelis Santos of Cuba v Korea (19-5-12)
3 – Gyselle Silva of Cuba v Korea (19-5-12)
3 – Han Song-Yi of Korea v Cuba (19-5-12)
3 – Pleumjit Thinkaow of Thailand v Serbia (20-5-12)
3 – Malika Kanthong of Thailand v Serbia (20-5-12)
3 – Kim Hee-Jin of Korea v Russia (20-5-12)
3 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Chinese Taipei (20-5-12)


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