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FIVB Women's U-23 World Championship - China wins inaugural tournament

Lorenzo Gahol 13 Oct 2013
Chinese players celebrate after winning the first ever world u-23 championship (credit:FIVB)

China made history Saturday night after winning the first ever FIVB Women's U-23 World Championship in Mexico.

The Chinese defeated the Dominican Republic 25-21 25-20 26-24 in the final at the Baja California High Performance Center in Tijuana. 

Liu Yanhan and Zhang Xiaoya led the Asian powerhouse with 17 points apiece. Yang Zhou added nine points, including four blocks.

Team captain Brayelin Martinez paced the Dominicans with 14 points while Jeoselyna Rodriguez chipped in 13.

"Dominican Republic is a great team a very strong team. This match had a very high level and it could have been decided on either side. Tonight the luck favored us," China head coach Xu Jiande said in the post-match conference.

Meanwhile, Japan claimed the bronze medal after beating the United States 25-16 20-25 25-11 25-19.


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