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2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships – China and Bosnia & Herzegovina collect wins on day one

Arnhem, the Netherlands, 15 July, 2018 – Defending champions China (women) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (men) both started with straight set victories as the 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships got underway in Arnhem (women) and Venlo (men) on Sunday.

The top 16 teams for each gender are in the Netherlands to chase World Championship glory and a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Defending champs on fire

Second seeds China proved too efficient for Italy, who are seeded 13, with a clinical all-round game winning 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-9) while Iraq, seeded 11th for this tournament, proved no match for fourth seeds Bosnia and Herzegovina, going down 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-12).

Paralympic champs also start well

Paralympic women’s champions and top seeds USA showed their class against 14th seeds Hungary 3-0 (25-7, 25-3, 25-8) while men’s champions from Rio 2016 and top seeds Iran also were in dominate form, beating the hosts of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Japan 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-16).

The men’s preliminary round matches will take place in Venlo and Eindhoven before the semifinals and finals take place in The Hague on July 21 and 22. While Arnhem hosts the women’s preliminary round matches before heading to Rotterdam for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals from July 19 to 21.


          

 


Results 

 

Day/Date Time Teams Result
WOMEN – Arnhem
Sun Jul 15 11:00 CHN v ITA 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-9)
Sun Jul 15 12:00 RUS v JPN 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-15)
Sun Jul 15 13:00 CAN v RWA 3-0 (26-24, 25-9, 25-8)
Sun Jul 15 14:00 BRA v EGY 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-7)
Sun Jul 15 16:00 NED v CRO 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-9)
Sun Jul 15 16:00 USA v HUN 3-0 (25-7, 25-3, 25-8)
Sun Jul 15 18:00 IRI v SLO 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-18)
Sun Jul 15 19:00 UKR v FIN 3-0 (25-15, 27-25, 25-22)
MEN – Venlo
Sun Jul 15 11:00 EGY v POL 3-1 (25-15, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18)
Sun Jul 15 12:00 BRA v CRO 3-1 (25-19, 25-16, 18-25, 25-16)
Sun Jul 15 13:00 BIH v IRQ 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-12)
Sun Jul 15 14:00 UKR v KAZ 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-17)
Sun Jul 15 15:00 IRI v JPN 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-16)
Sun Jul 15 16:00 NED v RWA 3-1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-15, 27-25)
Score changed to 3-1 (25-0, 18-25, 25-11, 25-0) after Rwanda played portions of the match with 2 VS2 players and lost the points accordingly.
Sun Jul 15 18:00 RUS v GER 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 26-24)
Sun Jul 15 19:00 CHN v USA 3-1 (25-13, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23)

 


                            



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