Turkish volleyball team wins FIVB world championship
ZURICH - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoTurkish team Eczacıbaşı VitrA has beaten the Russian side Dinamo Krasnodar 3-1 to win the final game of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Zurich 2015.
According to a statement released at the championship's website May 10, this was the Turkish club Eczacıbaşı VitrA's maiden title win.
Eczacıbaşı VitrA recovered from a third set loss (24-26) to beat Dinamo Krasnodar, winning 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 24-26, 25-19).
The Turkish club's Jordan Larson-Burbach was the top scorer in the match with a total of 30 points. She was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Earlier, Volero Zurich beat Rexona AdeS for the bronze medal with straight sets (25-21, 25-17, 25-18). It was the host's first ever medal in the tournament after losing out at the last two tournaments, the statement added.
The ninth edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship took place in Zurich between May 6 and 10.
According to the official statement, the Women's Club World Championship has had nine different winners from five different countries. Brazil and Turkey have been represented on the winner's podium three times, while Azerbaijan, Italy and Russia have all had clubs win the competition once.
Six clubs competed for the crown in 2015, including Volero Zurich (Switzerland), Hisamitsu Springs (Japan), Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul (Turkey), Rexona Ades (Brazil), Dinamo Krasnodar (Russia) and Mirador (Dominican Republic), it added.