From 26.06 to 04.07 all Eyes on this Tournament. Chinese Friends could You give here link for official site?
Maybe rosters of from which school and country will be Teams. I know it will be 24
Baotou, China, July 3, 2010 – Iran beat France while Germany
rallied past China in the finals of the boys and girls 2010 World
Schools Volleyball Championships here on Saturday, which was held from
June 27 to July 3.
In the girls final, the German spikers, coming from a sports
school in Berlin, successfully repeated its trophy winning feat four
years ago with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-22 and 25-20) win.
Coming off a straight sets victory over Turkey in Friday's
semifinals, China, represented by a team from Baotou No.1 middle school
making its debut at this biennial tournamernt, started slowly in the
final, falling behind 8-4 at the first technical time-out. Cheered on by
hundreds of enthusiastic home fans, the Chinese girls came back to run
off four points in a row to level it at 8-all. Then it was hotly
contested until China pulled away with the scores at 18-all for a 6-2
run and went on to clinch the opener.
Germany fought back strongly in the second set, erasing an
early 4-1 deficit to tie the set at 12-12 before concluding the set with
a 6-2 burst to tie the match 1-1.
The third and fourth sets were
also tight encounters with Germany managing to hold a slim lead at 22-20
in the third and 22-19 in the fourth before kicking on for victory.
"We had two important players injured before this match,"
German coach Frank Prasser said. "Actually we were playing stronger
against Chinese Taipei and Brazil (in the quarterfinals and
"From the second set, our players were anxious to win, but it
went the opposite way," China coach Hao Zhensheng said. "And also our
player were tired following the hard match against Turkey."
Earlier on Saturday, Brazil swept Turkey 25-10, 25-11 and 25-23
for the bronze medal.
In the boys final, Iran showed strong power to take the first
two sets with ease 25-17 and 25-15.
Lagging behind, the French boys fought back with powerful
spiking and won the third set 25-22 after levelling several times. The
French team continued their good form in the early stage of the fourth
set, leading their rivals however, their Iranian counterparts rallied
back to even the score at 20-20 and from there they gave no chance to
the French boys and took the crucial set 25-21 and also the match.
Turkey beat Chinese Taipei to clinch the bronze medal.
A total of 48 teams from 28 countries and regions took part in
the tournament with the boys and girls teams divided into four pools,
each composing of six teams.
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