2012 Day 1 Summary


Russia hold on against progressive hosts


GBR 0 – 3 RUS
(15-25, 17-25, 20-25)
Excel, London
Russia started their men sitting volleyball campaign with a 3-0 win over hosts Great Britain in the opening match of the Sitting Volleyball competition.Other results of the day include;
BIH 3 – 0 CHN
(26-24, 25-21, 25-17)
EGY 3 – 0 MAR
(25-10, 25-12, 25-22)
IRI 3 – 0 RWA
(25-11, 25-6, 25-8)
Summary: The top four teams from 4 years ago in Beijing won their matches of the day convincingly in straight sets. Only did the Bosnian team look a little bit unprepared, as they were challenged by China who had 1 set point in the first set. After saving the point and going on to win the set, Bosnia were once again threatened by the Chinese team. After the second technical time out, Bosnia surged forward to take the set and the subsequent set comfortably.
In the battle of northern Africa, the Egyptians were always in control of the match.
Rwanda made their debut today, playing the reigning Paralympic and World Champions, Iran. It took the winner of the Sub-Sahara region 6 points in the first set to score a point, and double that (12 points) before opening their scoring for each set.

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