Following an ankle injury that held him back from competing at the 2018 FIVB World Championships, Bulgaria‘s starting national team…
It’s on to the 3rd round of 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championships for #1 China, #7 Italy and #3 Serbia. The final 3 slots will be determined on Thursday.
7th-ranked Italy and top-ranked China qualified for 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship 3rd round action with victories on Wednesday night inside Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium. The Italians remain undefeated at 8-0 with 24 points, while the Russians stand at 7-1 with 21 points.
Serbia suffered its first loss of the World Championships, falling to Japan in four sets on Wednesday. Brazil handed the Netherlands its first loss as well to stay in the race for the Final Six.
Italy was the only undefeated team remaining at the Women’s Volleyball World Championships after Wednesday’s matches.
Kelsey Robinson is settling in nicely to her new role as the American libero.
Indoor volleyball player Matt Anderson, shooter Caitlin Connor, and the U.S. jumping team earn Team USA Best of September accolades.
The 2018 Men’s Volleyball World Championships deviated from the traditional format because of the logistics involved with having two host nations, FIVB says.
Sarina Koga and the Japanese women had almost 9,000 spectators per match in the opening round of the 2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championship tournament.