Continental Olympic Qualifier Tokyo 2020

  • That's a bold move from Prandi to start Sokolov at the service line. Using Skrimov as LH2 means any mistake from Sokolov can be countered with Skrimov's elite serving. Any ace or difficult serves from Sokolov is a bonus.


    It's honestly something that should be done more often to put less stress on Sokolov and make him concentrate for the next possible rotations as an attacker.

    Who won?

  • Grozer is in great shape, and to think he is no longer in his prime years :obey::white:

  • Who won?

    The team that would have looked better with a shorter shorts. :whistle:

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • The team that would have looked better with a shorter shorts. :whistle:

    I just watched the highlights ha! I wonder if Bulgaria can manage to upset Serbia things would really be interesting..

  • BEL is the first team, which is out of competition

  • BEL is the first team, which is out of competition

    Such a pity, they had a very close match against Slovenia and they could have at least took 1 set against Germany today..


    Germany x Slovenia will be a match for first place in the pool

  • Why Dzavoronok is not playing for CZE?

  • Things are getting complicated in Pool B. But if France and Bulgaria defeat Netherlands then everything's going to depend on Bulgaria vs Serbia. The winner will advance to elimination round, while France is in a safe place (if they win 3-0, 3-1, that's it)

  • The rosters of Asia Qualification:

    China:

    1 Dai Qingyao OH/OP 205 1991 350 340

    2 Jiang Chuan OP 205 1994 365 345
    3 Mao Tianyi S 200 1993 350 340
    8 Tong Jiahua L 180 1992 330 320
    9 Yu Yaochen S 195 1995 347 338
    10 Ji Daoshuai OH 194 1992 355 335
    11 Geng Xin MB 207 1989 348 338
    12 Zhang Zhejia MB/OP 207 1995 365 355
    13 Chen Longhai MB 200 1991 350 340
    14 Miao Ruantong MB 205 1995 354 345
    17 Liu Libin OH 197 1995 350 342
    18 Ma Xiaoteng L 180 1991 330 320
    19 Zhan Guojun S 197 1988 350 340
    20 Cui Jianjun OH 192 1985 350 335


    Australia:
    1 Graham Beau MB 202 1994 351 332

    2 Dosanjh Arshdeep S 205 1996 347 335
    4 Sanderson Paul OH 195 1986 348 335
    6 Edgar Thomas OP 212 1989 357 341
    7 Peacock Harrison S 192 1991 353 339
    8 O'Dea Trent MB 201 1994 354 344
    9 Staples Max OH 194 1994 358 345
    10 Richards Jordan OH 193 1993 354 342
    11 Perry Luke L 180 1995 331 315
    12 Mote Nehemiah MB 204 1993 362 354
    13 Walker Samuel OH 208 1995 350 337
    18 Williams Lincoln Alexander OP 200 1993 353 330
    20 Hodges Thomas L 197 1994 350 338
    23 Weir James MB 204 1995 348 342

    (In fact, Hodges is an OP. Australia may give everyone as the substitute libero such as Richards)


    Iran:

    1 Mahmoudi Shahram OP 198 1988 342 332
    2 Ebadipour Ghara H. Milad OH 196 1993 350 310
    3 Abedini Reza MB 203 1991 354 348
    4 Marouflakrani Mir Saeid S 189 1985 331 311
    6 Mousavi Eraghi Seyed Mohammad MB 203 1987 362 344
    7 Fayazi D. Purya OH 195 1993 335 325
    8 Hazratpourtalatappeh Mohammadreza L 187 1999 300 290
    12 Mirzajanpour M. Mojtaba OH 205 1991 355 348
    15 Mojarad Aliasghar MB 205 1997 330 310
    16 Shafiei Ali MB 198 1991 348 345
    19 Moazzen Mohammadreza L 175 1991 292 281
    20 Yali Porya OP 209 1999 335 320
    21 Sharifi Morteza OH 193 1999 340 320
    24 Karimisouchelmaei Javad S 204 1998 330 310


    South Korea:

    1 Hwang Taekeui S 189 1996 305 300
    2 Han Sunsoo S 189 1985 310 297
    3 Na Gyeongbok OH 195 1994 320 315
    4 Jeong Minsu L 178 1991 300 290
    5 Lee Sanguk L 183 1995 290 285
    7 Heo Subong OH 197 1998 320 310
    9 Kwak Seungsuk OH 190 1988 325 320
    10 Jung Jiseok OH 194 1995 310 300
    11 Choi Minho MB 198 1988 330 312
    12 Jeon Kwangin OH 194 1991 310 300
    13 Park Chulwoo OP 198 1985 332 319
    14 Kim Kyumin MB 199 1990 320 310
    18 Shin Yungsuk MB 198 1986 335 325
    19 Kim Jaehwi MB 204 1993 330 320


    Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Qatar and India

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • Why did Laurent Tillie take Toniutti out most of the match starting from the beginning of set 2? He still kept Brizard on court even after losing set 3. At one point I was wondering if Toniutti had any injury that didn't go public, until in the final moment when Laurent Tillie tried his luck with Toniutti's jump serve.


    The highest possibility I could think of is that Bulgarian spikers kept spiking over his hands, making Laurent Tillie to be so determined of not using him till the end of the match.


    Congrats to the Bulgarian NT. When they play violently with less mistakes, they're strong enough to compete against any team. Hope that they can be more consistent in this tournament.

  • Both teams (Bulgaria and France) commented that it's not a typical game in the press conference. I agree with this very well, with a total of 27 aces in this amazing match! In addition, the service errors were kept to a very low level (21 from Bulgaria and 14 from France), considering the destructive power of their tough serves.

  • Why do Bulgaria and Netherlands have to be the only two teams to play 5 days in a row in case they reach the final? Incredibly unfair.

  • Jiang Chuan had a good serving run tomen

    However, Zhan Guo-jun is injured again ...

    I hope he can play the rest matches.

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • Netherlands is serving like an elementary team. Very amateur. They need to take more risk to break Bulgaria's reception.

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda