Sports: India finish 10th at U19 Volleyball World championship

The Czech Republic finished India’s exciting ride in a 9 to 10 grouping match 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, 25-16 of the FIVB U-19 World Championship which closed at Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran on Thursday night.

India won a set in the wake of losing the initial two and gave a decent battle prior to canceling it toward the finish of the 91-minute match. Jirasek Jan (14 assaults focuses + 1 square + 2 serve = 17), Klajmon Jakub ( 9+ 5 = 14), Kollator David (12 + 1 = 13), Ures Jakub (9 + 2 = 11) and Toth Lukas (7 + 3 = 10) were the best scorers for the champs. Ajay Kumar (19 + 1 = 20), Tanish Choudhary (19) and Aman Kumar (8 + 1 + 2 = 11) did honorably for India.

In assault, Indians and the Czechs’ were in a dead heat with indistinguishable 54 focuses while India enjoyed a slight benefit (3-2) in serve yet Czechs were better in block, winning 16 focuses to India’s simple 5.

In bunch B matches, world No. 8 Czechs were third behind Italy, the holders and Brazil yet in front of Columbia and Belarus. India with four successes from five matches, including the gathering matches, started with a bang when they defeated double cross African bosses and world No. 9, Nigeria in Group A however lost to hosts and world No. 5 Iran and European bronze medallist and world No. 14, Poland, the inevitable title holders. Guatemala, the fifth group in the gathering had to surrender their gathering matches after their players were discovered Covid-19 positive.

In the round of 16, Indians lost to Brazil and in the grouping match for a spot somewhere in the range of 9 and 16, they beat world No. 18 Cuba and for a 9-12 grouping match, they removed world No. 4 Egypt. No. 49 positioned India’s every one of the three triumphs were against higher-positioned rivals.

Libero Chikkanna Venu (second in the best collector classification with 69 and third as best digger with 65 focuses) was the lone Indian to be in the main 3 for individual honors. Tanish was 6th among the best aggressors with 212 focuses and was tenth among best scorers with 115 focuses, and skipper Sameer Chaudhary with 475 was the 6th among the best setters with by and large 475 focuses.

In the mean time, Poland drubbed Bulgaria 25-20, 25-19, 25-19 to arise title holders while has Iran crushed Russia 25-14, 22-25, 27-25, 21-25, 15-6 for the third spot. It took Poland six years to wrest the title which they initially won in 2015 at Resistencia Chaco and Corrientes in Argentina. The Poles were likewise third in 1999 and 2013.

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