FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

Press release

Russia alone on top in Tokyo


Korea's Kim Yeon Koung (10) celebrates along with teammates the victory over hosts Japan on Wednesday in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2012 – World champions Russia remain the only undefeated team after the conclusion of Day Four of the FIVB World Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Wednesday. Four tickets to the London Games are available in the eight-team competition.

The Russians are seated at the top of the standings with a 4-0 win-loss record and the maximum 12 points, following the first defeat of hosts Japan to the hands of Korea. Japan and Serbia both have 3-1 record, followed by Korea and Thailand both with 2-2 mark.

Since the event doubles as Asian Continental Olympic Qualifier, the top three teams at the end of the competition plus the best Asian side not among the medalists will book tickets for the Games at the British capital. Teams already qualified to London are Italy, United States and China as the top-three ranked at the FIVB World Cup, Algeria, Dominican Republic, Turkey and Brazil as winners of their respective continental qualifiers and hosts Great Britain.

Russia racked up their fourth straight win with a straight sets (25-17, 25-16, 25-9) triumph over Peru.

“We didn't lose concentration and we played well every set and did our work,” Russia’s coach Sergey Ovchinnikov said. “Of course we are happy to be 4-0 and will try to get the victory in the next matches.”

Korea downed Japan in four action-packed sets (25-18, 22-25, 25-17, 25-13). Japan simply had no answer for the juggernaut Kim Yeon-Koung who racked a tournament-high 34 points.

“We almost have the ticket to the London Games,” Korea’s coach Kim Hyung Sil said. “We learned from our losses to Russia and Serbia and that made a difference in this match.”

Serbia outmuscled Cuba in straight sets (25-21, 25-23, 25-19) to raise their win-loss mark to 3-1 while Cuba dropped to 1-3.

“We had a good game tactically,” Serbia’s Zoran Terzic said. “Cuba is a good team with a good attack. We made good blocks and attacks and this is why we won today.”

Thailand rolled past Chinese Taipei in straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 25-20) to even their record at 2-2. Team Chinese Taipei fell to 0-4.

“The Olympics are a dream for our team,” Thailand’s coach Radchatagriengkai expressed. “We have been working four years for this. We don't have height, but we have been working on technique, speed and strength.”

LIVE SCOREBOX
Day 4 | May 23, 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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9

A

22/05

11:10

02:10

TPE-PER

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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10

A

22/05

13:40

04:40

CUB-RUS

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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11

A

22/05

16:10

07:10

KOR-SRB

1-3

Tokyo, Japan

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12

A

22/05

19:20

10:20

JPN-THA

3-0

Tokyo, Japan

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13

A

23/05

11:10

02:10

PER-RUS

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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14

A

23/05

13:40

04:40

TPE-THA

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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15

A

23/05

16:10

07:10

SRB-CUB

3-0

Tokyo, Japan

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16

A

23/05

19:20

10:20

JPN-KOR

1-3

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

RUS

Russia

12

4

4

4

12

MAX

300

214

1.402

2

JPN

Japan

9

4

3

1

3

1

10

3

3.333

298

248

1.202

3

SRB

Serbia

9

4

3

1

2

1

1

9

4

2.250

297

267

1.112

4

KOR

Korea

6

4

2

2

1

1

1

1

7

7

1.000

313

301

1.040

5

THA

Thailand

6

4

2

2

2

2

6

6

1.000

259

260

0.996

6

CUB

Cuba

3

4

1

3

1

3

3

9

0.333

257

280

0.918

7

PER

Peru

3

4

1

3

1

3

3

9

0.333

224

284

0.789

8

TPE

Chinese Taipei

4

4

4

12

206

300

0.687

Best scorers

 

Rank

Shirt

Name

Team

Spike

Block

Serve

Total

1

10

Kim Yeon-Koung

KOR

90

3

93

2

12

Kimura Saori

JPN

57

8

3

68

3

11

Gamova Ekaterina

RUS

50

11

2

63

4

6

Sittirak Onuma

THA

49

2

51

8

Goncharova Nataliya

RUS

46

4

1

51

6

14

Ebata Yukiko

JPN

42

4

4

50

7

13

Giel Ramos Rosanna

CUB

35

7

4

46

15

Kanthong Malika

THA

38

4

4

46

9

2

Brakocevic Jovana

SRB

34

5

4

43

10

1

Salas Rosell Wilma

CUB

37

3

40

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)
30 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Serbia (22-5-12)
34 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Japan (23-5-12)

Top- Scoring Performances
34 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Japan (23-5-12)
30 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Serbia (22-5-12)
22 – Jovana Brakocevic of Serbia v Korea (22-5-12)
21 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Chinese Taipei (20-5-12)
21 – Yukiko Ebata of Japan v Thailand (22-5-12)
21 – Kimura Saori of Japan v Korea (23-5-12)

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)
5 – Pleumjit Thinkaow of Thailand v Chinese Taipei (23-5-12)
4 – Several Players

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)
3 – Tijana Malesevic of Serbia v Thailand (22-5-12)
3 – Maja Ognjenovic of Serbia v Thailand (22-5-12)

 


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