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19th WMC Volleyball Women & 36th WMC Volleyball Men – Edmonton (CAN) – Final Day

 

 

GOLD FOR BRAZIL AND CHINA

EDMONTON (CAN) – The gold and bronze medal games of the 19th WMC Volleyball Women & 36th WMC Volleyball Men took place yesterday in Edmonton. As it was expected by the observers, China and Brazil were facing in both gold medal games.

 

Men’s competition

In bronze medal game, Korea was playing against Germany. Both teams really wanted to finish on the third step of the podium. The game was very tense, and Germany won the first set 29/27. Korea didn’t give up and won the set 2 and 3 (25/20 and 32/30) but Germany quickly equalized (25/14). The decision was thus taken after a tie-break and a 12 minutes game finally won by the Korean players (15/8)!

 

 

The gold medal game didn’t last as long as the bronze one as the Brazilian team seemed to be stronger than China. The spectators were expecting a hard fight between both side. But it was not the wish of Brazil who defeated China in three straight sets and 68 minutes (25/16, 25/17, 25/22). A deserved title for the Brazilians who achieved an amazing tournament, losing only two sets against Korea in semi-final during the whole tournament!

 

 

Final Ranking Men

 

  1. Brazil
  2. China
  3. Korea
  4. Germany
  5. France
  6. United States of America
  7. The Netherlands
  8. Canada

 

 

Women’s competition

France and Germany were facing in the bronze medal game with the European accent. As it was the case in the male bronze medal game, the German female team didn’t manage to bring back home the bronze medal as they were defeated in four sets by Germany: 25/23, 25/22, 17/25, 25/17. The work paid-off for the French athletes who achieved a great tournament!

 

 

China was also facing Brazil in the female final. The Chinese players already won the title in Mayport last year and really wanted to win a second title in a row against their Brazilian opponents. As in the male final, the game didn’t last long. China was intractable and controlled the game from the start to the end, with as a result a 3/0 victory and a new Military World Champion title (25/23, 25/21, 25/19)

An amazing tournament for Brazil and China!

 

 

Final Ranking woMen

 

  1. China
  2. Brazil
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. United States of America
  6. Canada
  7. Kenya

 

 

The last game was followed by the Awarding and Closing Ceremony.

The Closing Ceremony of the 19th WMC Volleyball Women & 36th WMC Volleyball Men took place in presence of the following guests: Brigadier-General Frances Allen, CISM Board of Directors Member and Official CISM Representative for this event, Commodore Sean Cantelon, Chief of Delegation for Canada, the Chiefs of Mission in attendance, Colonel Jose Pinheiro, PCSC Volleyball, Lieutenant-Colonel Corey Frederickson, representing the Commander of the 3rd Canadian Division Support Group, Chief Warrant Officer Paul Holwell, Sergeant Major of Operation, representing the Group Sargent Major, 3rd Canadian Support Group, Jasen Boyko, from Volleyball Alberta as well as local and international high authorities and local fans.

 

 

The Fair-Play awards and the Most Valuable Male and Female athlete’s awards were also presented by Colonel José Pinheiro, PCSC Volleyball.

 

  • MVP of the 36th WMC Volleyball Men: Private Alexander Szot from Brazil

  • MVP of the 19th WMC Volleyball Women: 2nd Lieutenant Yunlu Wang from China

  • Men’s Fair-Play Award: Canada

  • Women’s Fair-Play Cup: Kenya

 

 

The Commodore Sean Cantelon then declared the event closed and, together with Brigadier-General Allen, officially handed over the CISM Flag to the Chief of Mission of China, Senior Colonel Wang, as China will host the next edition of the WMC Volleyball in the framework of the 7th CISM World Summer Games 2019 in Wuhan!

Thank you Canada for this wonderful edition and see you next year in Wuhan for an exciting competition.

 

 

Daily Bulletin N°8

 

Re-watch all the games in livestreaming on the Facebook Page Canadian Armed Forces Sports.

More information on the Organizing Committee website.

All the pictures of the event are available on the CISM Flickr account!

 

(Source: CISM Media and Communication Department)

(Pictures: Mr. Maxime Morlet, CISM Media and Communication Assistant)

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