Russia and Japan won the inside continental duels at the World Grand Prix Final Six in Tokyo. The hosts defeated China in straight sets doing a quantum leap to save the historical, because firs World Grand Prix title. The Japanese are leading in power ranking with two points advantage over Brazilians that arranged themselves a cannonade having outclassed Belgium on Friday and it seems that the fate of gold will be hashed out between Brazil and Japan. In the last mach of the day, Gozde Sonsirma excellent shape (29 points) did not provided the win for Turkey over Russia, mainly because of referee decisions.

All results of the 3rd day:

  • Turkey – Russia 2:3 (22:25, 24:26, 25:13, 27:25, 12:15)
  • Turkey: Naz 2, Sonsirma 29, Toksoy 12, Ozsoy 9, Ismailoglu 7, Akman 17, Karadayi (L) and Onal 10, Seda T., Cansu, Karakoyun
  • Russia: Startseva 1, Kosheleva 26, Fetisova 6, Malykh 16, Shcherban 9, Podskalnaya 7, Malova (L), Kryuchkova (L) and Obmochaeva 8, Kosianenko 2, Zaryazhko 1, Bavykinba, Pasynkova

 

  • Belgium – Brazil 0:3 (10:25, 12:25, 12:25)
  • Belgium: Dirickx 2, Leys 3, Heyrman 4, Van Hecke 9, Rousseaux 5, Aelbrecht 2, Courtois (L) and Coolman, Gillis, Van De Viver
  • Brazil: Dani Lins 2, Jaqueline I, Fabiana 6, Sheilla 6, Fe Garay 7, Thaisa 13, Camila (L) and Tandara 4, Adenizia 5, Gabi 1, Fabiola

 

  • China – Japan 0:3 (21:25, 17:25, 21:25)
  • China: N. Wang, Li 4, J. Yang 4, Zeng 16, Liu 7, Z. Yang 4, Shan (L) and Yuan 1, F. Yang 1, Shen 1, H. Wang 2
  • Japan:Miyashita 2, Kimura 16, Ishi 11, Nagaoka 16, Shinnabe 7, Ono 6, Sano (L) and Ishida 2, Takada 1, Uchiseto  

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  • Standing:
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  • RankTeamWin/LossSetsPoints
    1.Japan3/09-19
    2.Brazil2/18-37
    3.Russia2/17-55
    4.Turkey1/25-83
    5.China1/23-73
    6.Belgium0/31-90