Bulgaria’s women’s national volleyball team has not had the same success as its male counterpart historically
It’s on to the 3rd round of the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship for 7th-ranked Italy (9-0, 27 points), top-ranked China (8-1, 24 points) and the 2nd-ranked United States (7-2, 19 points). The Italians bested the Americans, who squeaked in after the Chinese knocked off the Russians Thursday night.
19th-ranked Canada earned its first victory of the 2018 FIVB World Championship Wednesday, besting 25th-ranked Cuba in 4 sets to keep its second round hopes alive. 7th-ranked Italy swept 12th-ranked Turkey, while top-ranked China gave its young players valuable experience in a 4-set win against 17th-ranked Bulgaria.
Turkey stops Slovenia’s Cinderella Run, takes home the gold medal. Bulgaria wins bronze.
Dinamo Kazan’s Elitsa Vasileva and Volero Zurich’s Dobriana Rabadzhieva will spearhead Bulgaria’s Euro hopes.
Teams are still adjusting to FIVB’s new rules. Bulgaria’s Gergana Dimitrova took advantage of them, as she helped her team come back from being down 3-0 to beat Cuba 4-3
Brazil, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and China all play very effectively and remain unbeaten after the second day of play in Ljublijana
Twelve teams from five continents are competing for the Women’s U23 crown. Today, all favorites opened with wins