FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

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Russia book ticket to London


Russian players celebrate after earning the ticket to the 2012 London Olympic Games

Tokyo, Japan, May 26, 2012 – World champions Russia sealed their ticket to the 2012 London Olympic Games following a convincing straight-set victory over Japan (25-22, 25-20, 25-20) in front of a packed house at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday night.

Russia improved to a 6-0 win-loss record and 18 points in the FIVB Women’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament, while Japan fell to 4-2 and 11 points. Korea and Serbia also have 4-2 mark but with 12 points. Thailand, the other team with a chance to earn a ticket to the Summer Games, are at 3-3 with 9 points.

Since the tournament doubles as Asian Continental Olympic Qualifier, the top-three teams at the end of the competition plus the best Asian not among the medalists will get spots for the Olympics at the British capital.

“I'm very satisfied with the result,” Russia’s coach Sergey Ovchinnikov said. “We have had problems in the past against Japan with receiving and their fast attack, but we solved them tonight.”

Korea bested Thailand in straight sets (25-18, 25-22, 25-20). The winners, who play Peru on Sunday, improved to 4-2 with the victory, while the losers fell to 3-3.

“Today against Thailand was tough,” Korea’s coach Kim Hyung-Sil said. “We tried to attack as fast as possible. I would like to see three Asian teams - Korea, Japan and Thailand make it to the Olympics.”

European champions Serbia downed Peru in four sets (25-16, 25-18, 22-25, 25-21) to improve their record to 4-2, while Peru slid to 1-5.

“We are not satisfied and I hope we will play better tomorrow and finish the tournament in the right way,” Serbia’s coach Zoran Terzic said. “I congratulate my team for the victory and Peru played well.”

Cuba defeated Chinese Taipei in straight sets (27-25, 25-17, 25-21). The win improved Cuba's win-loss mark to 2-4, while Chinese Taipei remained winless at 0-6.

“I would like to praise our players,” Cuba’s coach Juan Carlos Gala expressed. “After last night's loss, I told them not to give up and keep playing high quality until the end. Our blocking and serving were good.”

LIVE SCOREBOX
Day 6 | May 26, 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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17

A

25/05

11:10

02:10

THA-PER

3-0

Tokyo, Japan

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18

A

25/05

13:40

04:40

RUS-SRB

3-1

Tokyo, Japan

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19

A

25/05

16:10

07:10

KOR-TPE

3-0

Tokyo, Japan

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20

A

25/05

19:15

10:15

JPN-CUB

3-2

Tokyo, Japan

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21

A

26/05

11:10

02:10

PER-SRB

1-3

Tokyo, Japan

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22

A

26/05

13:40

04:40

TPE-CUB

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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23

A

26/05

16:10

07:10

THA-KOR

0-3

Tokyo, Japan

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24

A

26/05

19:15

10:15

JPN-RUS

0-3

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

18

6

6

5

1

18

1

18.000

464

352

1.318

2

KOR

Korea

12

6

4

2

3

1

1

1

13

7

1.857

463

399

1.160

3

SRB

Serbia

12

6

4

2

2

2

1

1

13

8

1.625

470

436

1.078

4

JPN

Japan

11

6

4

2

3

1

1

1

13

8

1.625

468

427

1.096

5

THA

Thailand

9

6

3

3

3

3

9

9

1.000

394

393

1.003

6

CUB

Cuba

7

6

2

4

2

1

3

8

12

0.667

438

451

0.971

7

PER

Peru

3

6

1

5

1

1

4

4

15

0.267

362

456

0.794

8

TPE

Chinese Taipei

6

6

6

18

307

452

0.679

Best scorers

 

Rank

Shirt

Name

Team

Spike

Block

Serve

Total

1

10

Kim Yeon-Koung

KOR

119

5

2

126

2

11

Gamova Ekaterina

RUS

85

18

3

106

3

12

Kimura Saori

JPN

81

11

11

103

4

14

Ebata Yukiko

JPN

64

4

8

76

5

6

Sittirak Onuma

THA

69

1

2

72

15

Kanthong Malika

THA

61

6

5

72

7

1

Salas Rosell Wilma

CUB

67

4

71

13

Giel Ramos Rosanna

CUB

55

12

4

71

9

4

Palacios Mendoza Yoana

CUB

57

6

5

68

10

2

Santos Allegne Yanelis

CUB

41

11

13

65

4

Estes Evgenia

RUS

49

12

4

65

8

Goncharova Nataliya

RUS

56

7

2

65


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)
22 – Yoana Palacios of Cuba v Japan (25-5-12)
25 – Ekaterina Gamova of Russia v Japan (26-5-12)

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)
25 – Ekaterina Gamova of Russia v Japan (26-5-12)
23 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (26-5-12)
22 – Jovana Brakocevic of Serbia v Korea (22-5-12)
22 – Yoana Palacios of Cuba v Japan (25-5-12)
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
6 - Yusidey Silie of Cuba v Japan (25-5-12)
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)
5 – Yang Hyo-Jin of Korea v Chinese Taipei (25-5-12)
5 –Ekaterina Gamova of Russia v Japan (26-5-12)
4 – Several Players

Top-Serving Performances
6– Yanelis Santos of Cuba v Japan (25-5-12)
5 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Cuba (25-5-12)
4 – Yanelis Santos of Cuba v Korea (19-5-12)
4 – Yang Hyo-Jin of Korea v Chinese Taipei (25-5-12)
3 – Several Players


 


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