VAKIFBANK RETAIN WOMEN’S CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
Shaoxing, China, December 9, 2018 – VakifBank Istanbul retained their FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship title, following their 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-19) triumph over Minas Tenis Clube on Sunday.
VakifBank’s latest victory puts them in the Women’s Club World Championship history books as the first team to win the competition three times.
Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul claimed the bronze medal with their 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-19) triumph against Brazil’s Praia Clube. The two-time world champions finished with four victories in the 12th edition.
Altay Volleyball Club defeated Volero Le Cannet 3-0 (26-24, 25-14, 25-13) to take fifth place, Zhejiang Women’s Volleyball Club finished in seventh place after beating Supreme Chonburi 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-13, 25-19).
• VakifBank is the second team to win successive titles at the Club World Championship
• VakifBank is the first team to win the Women’s Club World Championship three times
• Zhu’s 21-point performance against Minas Tenis Clube put her on top spot as the best scorer of the 2018 edition with a total of 98 points in five matches
• Gabriela Guimaraes is the third best scorer in the competition with a total of 85 points
2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship Dream Team:
• Setter: Macris Carneiro (Minas Tenis Clube)
• Opposite: Tijana Boskovic (Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul)
• Middle Blockers: Milena Rasic (VakifBank Istanbul), Mayany Cristina Araujo De Souza (Minas Tenis Clube)
• Outside Hitters: Gabriela Guimaraes (Minas Tenis Clube), Zhu Ting (VakifBank Istanbul)
• Libero: Hatice Gizem Orge (VakifBank Istanbul)
• MVP: Zhu Ting (VakifBank Istanbul)
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