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06 September 2006 :: 10:09:48 am 7410

Russia Wins Women’s Volleyball Grand Prix 2006

Russia Women’s Volleyball Team smashed down US 3-1 set and grabbed the World Grand Prix 2006 Championship
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Bangkok – Russia women’s volleyball team declared as a winner after they had won 3 matches in a role. The team won the World Grand Prix 2006 Championship in the final selection round of Group H to select the 1-5 level teams together with Italy to compete in the final match on 6-10 September in Italy. As for Thai women team came in last but with accumulated points for each game was much higher than Poland who would certainly be the last team.

For the match in group H from 1-3 September consisted of 4 teams, with the Olympic Silver Medal Russia, America ranking 5th position in the world, South Korea leading team in Asia and Thai team from the 15th Asian game. The matches were fun filled and exciting, the competitors put up a good play and the result for the matches are as below:

1st match: On 1st September Thai loose to America 0-3 (27-29,15-25, 25-27) and Russia beat South Korea 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 25-20,21-25,15-7)

2nd match: On 2nd September, Thai loose to Russia 0-3 (19-25,20-25,25-27) and America beat South Korea by 3-1 (12-25,25-16,29-27,25-16)

Final match: On 3 September, the championship between the Russian and American ladies. The Russian continued their winning streak and won the champ with winning score 3-1 set (25-22,20-25,25-11,25-23) destroying their competitor’s dream to enter the final round in Italy. Competition for 3rd runner up place, Thai women’s team losses to South Korea 0-3 set (27-29,18-25,22-25)

Awards for the best sportsmanship for this game are the following:
Best serve Pruemjit Tinkoa (Thai) Best Liburo Wanna Buakaew (Thai) Best set Linsay Burg, Best spike Leodof Sakova (Russia), Best defense Heather Brown (USA) and Highest Score Maker Ekaterina Gamova (Russia)

Re-write:Ava Joyce

Reporter : Jack Rames   Photo : Jack Rames   Category : Sports News

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