Turkey won its third straight match in Thailand with a dominant offensive showing in a sweep of South Korea. Japan mounted an awe-inspiring comeback effort, rallying from down 2-0 in the match, down five points in Set 4 and facing two match-points in Set 5 to steal away a victory over Thailand.
Turkey kept pace with the top group in VNL play with a four-set win over Japan. Fourteen blocks and 20-point efforts by Jin Yang Hyo and Kim Yeon Koung helped Korea snap a four-match win streak on Tuesday.
A balanced offensive attack, including three players with nine or more kills, helped lift Russia past Italy to open Pool 6 play, meanwhile a strong service game and a 29-point effort by Kim Yeon Koung were key in lifting the homestanding Koreans to a four-set win over Germany.
Brazil upset Team USA with an easy 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-19) win to secure the silver medal.
China guarantees its gold medal with still one round of matches left to play. Team USA will face off against Brazil in the battle for Silver.
The Chinese team started the set in an incredible 15-0 run
Team USA secured the win in the tie break. Meanwhile, the Chinese completely outclassed Korea and Japan upset Brazil, virtually crowning the Chinese as tournament champions with still two games left to play.
Rachel Adams, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Jordan Larson, Andrea Drews and Kimberly Hill all gave a balanced effort in USA’s victory over Korea 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-16)
Team USA wins the first set, but doesn’t have enough fire power to stop Ting Zhu’s chinese squad. Meanwhile, Russia inexplicably rested its starters against rival Brazil, losing the first match of the round robin.