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China clinch second FIVB World Grand Champions Cup title

 
Nagoya, Japan, September 10, 2017 – China completed the 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup with an unbeaten record, claiming their second title at the Nippon Gaishi Hall on Sunday.

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China defeated hosts Japan 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-18, 25-16) in the last match of the 2017 edition of the Women’s World Grand Champions Cup.



China captain and superstar Zhu Ting led the four-set victory against Japan with 26 points. Zhu finished with a total of 100 points to top the scoring charts with 88 attacks, seven blocks and five aces in the 2017 edition.

China have ended their 16-year title drought and have joined Brazil as the only reigning Olympic champions to win the World Grand Champions Cup. They now hold three global volleyball trophies at the same time: the 2017 World Grand Champions Cup, the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2015 World Cup.



Brazil edged USA 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-19) to claim the silver medal. The South Americans made the most of the opportunity with a straight-set win to match the win-loss card of USA and earn the three points that put them ahead of their rivals in the final standings. However, USA’s loss still merited a bronze medal.



Russia, who had three losses in the competition, ended their campaign on a high note as they registered a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-21) win over Korea to finish fourth overall.



Japan dropped to fifth place after their 3-1 loss to China, while the young Korean side finished in last place.



Dream Team
Most Valuable Player: Zhu Ting (CHN)
Best Outside Spikers: Zhu Ting (CHN), Jordan Larson (USA)
Best Middle Blockers: Ana Carolina Da Silva (BRA), Yuan Xinyue (CHN)
Best Setter: Koyomi Tominaga (JPN)
Best Opposite Spiker: Tandara Caixeta (BRA)
Best Libero: Kotoe Inoue (JPN)

Top Scorer by Day
28 – Tandara Caixeta of Brazil v Russia on September 5
33 – Zhu Ting of China v Brazil on September 6
27 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v USA on September 8
22 – Andrea Drews of USA v Japan on September 9
26 – Zhu Ting of China v Japan on September 10

Top Scoring Performances
33 – Zhu Ting of China v Brazil on September 6
28 – Tandara Caixeta of Brazil v Russia on September 5
27 – Nataliya Goncharova of Russia v USA on September 8
26 – Zhu Ting of China v Japan on September 10
22 – Andrea Drews of USA v Japan on September 9

Top Individual Serving Performances
4 – Mariia Frolova of Russia v USA on September 8
4 – Kimberly Hill of USA on September 8
4 – Koyomi Tominaga of Japan v Russia on September 6
4 – Tandara Caixeta of Brazil v Russia on September 5

Top Team Serving Performances
11 – Brazil v Russia on September 5
11 – USA v Russia on September 8
9 – Japan v Russia on September 6

Top Individual Blocking Performances
7 – Irina Filishtinskaia of Russia v Japan on September 6
6 – Erika Araki of Japan v Brazil on September 8
6 – Ana Carolina Da Silva of Brazil v Russia on September 5
5 – Ana Carolina Da Silva of Brazil v China on September 6
5 – Ana Beatriz Correa of Brazil v China on September 6
5 – Ana Beatriz Correa of Brazil v Russia on September 5

Top Team Blocking Performances
18 – Brazil v Russia on September 5
17 – USA v Japan on September 9
17 – Russia v Japan on September 6
16 – Russia v USA on September 8
16 – Brazil v China on September 6

Highest Scoring Sets
28-26 – Japan v USA on September 9
28-26 – Russia v Japan on September 6
27-25 – Brazil v Japan on September 8
26-24 – Japan v China on September 10
26-24 – Japan v Korea on September 5

Highest Scoring Matches
230 – Japan v USA 2-3 (22-25, 25-21, 28-26, 21-25, 12-15) on September 9
211 – Brazil v China 2-3 (20-25, 12-25, 25-20, 25-23, 17-19) on September 6
208 – USA v Russia 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-21, 15-9) on September 8
181 – China v Japan 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-18, 25-16) on September 10
175 – Russia v Brazil 1-3 (17-25, 25-23, 23-25, 12-25) on September 5

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