News

Lang guides China to fourth World Cup title

 
Nagoya, Japan, September 6, 2005 – Jenny Lang Ping led China secure their fourth World Cup title and a berth in the Rio Olympic Games here on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Japan in their last match and a 10-1 win-loss record at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup.

Serbia also clinched a ticket to the Rio Games after holding off Argentina 3-2 in a five-set thriller to settle for the second place in the 12-team round robin tournament.

China defeated Japan 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22 in front of over 7,000 spectators at the Nippongaishi Hall to finish at top of the standings with 30 points from 10 wins and a loss. After finishing runner-up as head coach of China and USA at the 1996 Atlanta Games, 2008 Beijing Games and the 1998 and 2014 World Championship, Jenny finally got the touch of gold at a major international tournament for the first time in her coaching career.

It was the first World Cup title for the Chinese women in 12 years with their most recent success coming in 2003 when Chen Zhonghe was taking helm of the team. China also took back-to-back World Cup titles in 1981 and 1985 when Lang Ping was still playing.

“Jenny makes really good use of her players, every member of this team is very important to China’s victory,” said FIVB Life Honorary President Wei Jizhong. “She has built a united team with great fighting spirits.”

Tijana Boskovic recorded 24 kills, five blocks and an ace to help Serbia earn their Rio 2016 Olympic Games ticket after they defeated Argentina 3-2 (25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-4) at the Park Arena Komaki on Sunday. It was the fourth full set victory of Serbia, who ranked second behind China with 26 points.

World champions the United States wrapped up their play at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-17) rout of Dominican Republic at the Nippongaishi Hall Sunday afternoon. Nicole Fawcett scored 15 points and Tetori Dixon and Jordan Larson-Burbach added 12 and 11 respectively as the United States finished the tournament with nine wins and two losses. Dominican Republic, whose previous best result at the World Cup was an eighth in 2011, finished with five wins against six losses in the 12-team round robin tournament.

Also in Nagoya, Alexandra Pasynkova had game-high 16 points to lead Russia sweep Algeria 3-0 (25-6, 25-6, 25-8). In the absence of top scorers Tatiana Kosheleva, Nataliya Obmochaeva, Aasynkova had 12 kills, two blocks and two aces as the Russian women finished with a 9-2 record in the 12-team round robin tournament. The United States placed third with 28 points, one point ahead of Russia.

Following a disappointing 3-0 defeat to China on Saturday, Russia recovered soon enough to outblock Algeria 12-1 and produce 10 aces on way to their victory. Natalia Malykh and Irina Fetisova added 15 and 14 points respectively. Algeria finished at bottom of this World Cup after dropping all 11 matches without winning a single set.

In Komaki, Kenya showed determination that rewarded them with their second victory in 11 matches after they defeated Peru 3-2 (23-25, 29-27, 25-27, 25-23, 15-13). Mercy Moim delivered 19 points that was built from 18 solid kills and an ace, and Lydia Maiyo and Ruth Jepngetich added 17 points each for the Kenyans hard-earned victory. Karla Ortiz of Peru topped all scorers with 20 markers.

Cuba surged in the fifth set to defeat Korea 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 16-25, 30-28, 15-13) in their last match at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup at the Park Arena Komaki. The Cuban team effort prevailed over Kim Yeon-Koung’s 37-point performance in the intense five-set match. Five Cuban starters scored in double figures, with Heidy Margarita Rodriguez Lopez and Regla Rainierys Gracia Gonzalez scoring 22 and 17 points, respectively.

Top Scorer by Day
26 – Mercy Moim of Kenya v Cuba on August 22
34 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Japan on August 23
19 – Sarina Koga of Japan v Cuba on August 24
27 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v China on August 26
26 – Prisilla Rivera Brens of Dominican Republic v Japan on August 27
25 – Nataliya Obmochaeva of Russia v Korea on August 30
27 – TijanaBoskovic of Serbia v Russia; Nataliya Obmochaeva of Russia v Serbia on August 31
29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Dominican Republic on September 1
20 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Kenya on September 4
29 – Zhu Ting of China v Russiaon September 5
37 – Kim Yeon-koung, of Korea v Cuba September 6

Top Scoring Performances
37 – Kim Yeon-koung of Korea v Cuba September 6
34 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Japan on August 23
30 – Tijana Boskovic of Serbia v Argentina September 6
29 – Zhu Ting of China v Russiaon September 5
29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Dominican Republic on September 1
28 – TijanaBoskovic of Serbia v Japan on September 1
27 – Zhu Ting of China v Japan on September 6
27 – TijanaBoskovic of Serbia v Russia; Nataliya Obmochaeva of Russia v Serbia on August 31
27 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v China on August 26
26 – Brankica Mihajlovic of Serbia v Japan on September 1
26 – Prisilla Rivera Brens of Dominican Republic v Japan on August 27
26 – Mercy Moim of Kenya v Cuba on August 22
25 – Nataliya Obmochaeva of Russia v Korea on August 30
25 – ReglaGracia of Cuba v Kenya on August 22
24 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v China on September 5
24 – Zhu Ting of China v Serbia on August 22
24 – Nataliya Obmochaeva of Russia v Dominican Republic on August 22
23 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Russia on August 23
23 – TijanaBoskovic of Serbia v USA on August 23

Top Individual Serving Performances
7 – Katherine Regalado of Peru v Argentina on September 4
5 – Heidy Rodriguez of Cuba v Peru on September 5
5 – Alexandra Munoz of Peru v Cuba on September 5
5 – Prisilla Rivera Brens of Dominican Republic v Japan on August 27
5 – Zhang Changning of China v Serbia on August 22
4 – Kim Su-ji of Korea v Cuba on September 6
4 – Irina Fetisova of Russia v Algeria on September 6
4 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Argentina on September 6
4 – Ni Yan of China v Argentina on September 1
4 – Haruka Miyashita of Japan v Korea on August 31
4 – Yonkaira Paolo Pena Isabel of Dominican Republic v Serbia on August 30
4 – Sarina Koga of Japan v Dominican Republic on August 27
4 – Miyu Nagaoka of Japan v Cuba on August 24
4 – TijanaBoskovic of Serbia v USA on August 23
4 – Saori Kimura of Japan v Argentina on August 22
4 – EverlynMakuto of Kenya v Cuba on August 22
4 - FolukeAkinradewo of USA v Korea on August 22

Top Team Serving Performances
15 – Serbia v Argentina September 6
12 – Peru v Cubaon September 5
12 – Peru v Argentina on September 4
11 – Japan v Algeria on September 4
10 – Russia v Algeria on September 6
10 – Kenya v Peru on September 6
10 – Peru v Kenya on September 6
10 – China v Kenya on August 31
10 – Dominican Republic v Japan on August 27
10 – Japan v Kenya on August 26
10 – Korea v Algeria on August 24
10 – Serbia v USA on August 23
10 - USA v Korea on August 22

Top Individual Blocking Performances
7 – Zhu Ting of Chinav Russiaon September 5
7 – Yamila Hernandez Santas of Cubav Peruon September 5
7 – Irina Fetisova of Russia v USA on September 4
7 – Brankica Mihajlovic of Serbia v Japan on September 1
7 – Yuan Xinyue of China v Peru on August 27
6 – Ni Yan of China v Russiaon September 5
6 – TijanaBoskovic of Serbia v Japan on September 1
6 – Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Algeria on September 1
6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Russia on August 31
6 – Tetori Dixon of USA v Algeria on August 27
6 – JulietaConstanzaLazcano of Argentina v Dominican Republic on August 24
6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v USA on August 23
6 – MajaOgnjenovic of Serbia v USA on August 23
6 – Zhu Ting of China v Serbia on August 22
5 – Rodriguez Lopez Heidy of Cuba v Korea on September 6
5 – Natalia Malykh of Russia v Algeria on September 6
5 – Ruth Jepngetich of Kenya v Peru on September 6
5 – Lydia Maiyo of Kenya v Peru on September 6
5 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v China on September 5
5 – Tetori Dixon of USA v Cuba on September 1
5 – Irina Fetisova of Russia v Peru on September 1
5 – Jovana Stevanovic of Serbia v Russia on August 31
5 – EkaterianOrlova of Russia v Serbia on August 31
5 – Annerys Victoria Valdez Vargas of Dominican Republic v Japan on August 27
5 – Alena Rojas Orta of Cuba v Dominican Republic v Cuba on August 26
5 – Marianne Fersola Norberto of Dominican Republic v Argentina on August 24
5 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Japan on August 23
5 – Emilce Sosa of Argentina v Cuba on August 23
5 – Yang Hyo-Jin of Korea v Peru on August 23
5 – Nataliya Obmochaeva of Russia v Dominican Republic on August 22
5 – Nicole Fawcett of USA v Japan on September 5
5 – Tijana Boskovic of Serbia v Argentina on September 6

Top Team Blocking Performances
22 – Serbia v USA on August 23
21 – China v Russia on September 5
21 – Serbia v Japan on September 1
18 – Cuba v Korea on September 6
17 – Russia v Serbia on August 31
17 – China v Cuba on August 30
17 – USA v Algeria on August 27
16 – Kenya v Peru on September 6
16 – Russia v China on September 5
16 – Cuba v Peru on September 5
16 – USA v Japan on September 5
16 – Korea v Peru on August 23
16 – Russia v USA on September 4
14 – Kenya v Algeria on September 1
14 – Serbia v Russia on August 31
14 – Dominican Republic v Peru on August 30
14 – Japan v Dominican Republic on August 27
14 – Cuba v Dominican Republic on August 26
14 – Dominican Republic v Argentina on August 24
14 – Argentina v Dominican Republic on August 24
14 – China v Serbia on August 22

Highest Scoring Sets
27-25 Cuba v Kenya (1st set) on August 22
28-26 Dominican Republic v Kenya (1st set) on August 23
25-23 USA v China (1st and 3rd sets) on August 24
25-23 Dominican Republic v Cuba (4th set); Korea v China (1st set); China v Korea (4th set) on August 26
32-30 Dominican Republic v Japan (3rd set) on August 27
26-24 Korea v Russia (2nd set) on August 30
26-24 Japan v Korea (2nd set) on August 31
26-24Japan v Serbia (1st set) on September 1
31-29 Russia v USA (2ndset) on September 4
25-23 China v Russia (1stset); Russia v China (3rd set); USA v Japan (2nd set) on September 5
30-28 Cuba v Korea (4th set) on September 6

Highest Scoring Matches
184 - Cuba d Kenya 3-1 (27-25, 25-23, 12-25, 25-22) on August 22
202 – Russia d Japan 3-2 (12-25, 25-18, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13) on August 23
177 – Dominican Republic d Argentina 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 25-15) on August 24
185 – Dominican Republic d Cuba 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23) on August 26
218 – Japan d Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 30-32, 25-15, 15-13) on August 27
142 – Russia d Korea 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-22) on August 30
208 – Serbia d Russia 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-23, 15-12) on August 31
208 – Serbia d Russia 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-23, 15-12) on August 31
201 – Serbia d Japan 3-2 (24-26, 25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 15-9) on September 1
206 – Argentina d Peru 3-2 (16-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 15-12) on September 4
186 – China d Russia3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20) on September 5
232 – Kenya d Peru 3-2 (23-25, 29-27, 25-27, 25-23, 15-13) on September 6

News

{{item.LocalShortDate}}
All the News