(25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
China competed their pool play against Slovenia with a 3-0 win.
GBR 0 – 3 GER
(19-25, 16-25, 14-25)
GB came off the back from making history and had to compete against a strong German team without too much success. The Germans took control of the game, and the only moment where the Brits seems to have some momentum was between the technical timeouts in the 3rd set. From then onwards, the control of the Germans was too much against GB
IRI 3 – 0 BRA
(25-12, 25-19, 25-17)
The world number one team won quite comfortably against the Brazilians.
UKR 3 – 0 JPN
(25-20, 25-9, 25-16)
Ukraine took just over an hour to finish top of Pool A with a win over Japan. With predictions that Japan’s average score would be 15points per set, a lucky guess or some inside information?!
USA 3 – 0 BRA
(25-13, 25-20, 25-19)
In a match that was a repeat of the Parapan American Games women sitting vollebyall Final, the stakes of this match were a little bit higher, as the winners of this match would gain a place in the semi finals, while the loser plays off for 5-8 place. Knowing this, the silver medallists from Beijing and World Championship runners up, USA, started off in a fierce fashion, storming off to a 16-10 lead at the 2nd technical time out before closing out the set easily. USA dominant serving at speeds of over 70km/h led them to 10 aces throughout the entire match. The second set was a bit closer but USA never seemed to be losing control of the match. However in the third set, Brazil knowing they had to win to stay in contention for the medals, held a slender lead up until the 10 points stage. Thereafter, USA came back and won the match in straight sets.
BIH 3 – 0 RWA
(25-7, 25-12, 25-8)
In the last game of the evening, world number 2 Bosnia beat the Sub-Saharan champions Rwanda in straight sets as Bosnia were seemingly in a hurry to return home and recover before facing the current champions, Iran in the following day’s match.
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