Russia defeated China to rank seventh

 

For the second time at this year’s VRILITTOS, Russia beat China 39:27 to claim the seventh spot in the ranking table. Coach Aleksandr Kovalenko used all his players and checked various defensive and attacking tactics.

 

China lost their fifth successive encounter, but clearly played their best game in the whole tournament, showcasing their fighting spirit. Coach Zheng Juingzhong was unlucky to see one of his best players, Xhaoqun Pan, leaving the court injured in his right ankle.

 

RUSSIA – CHINA 39-27

 

Scoreline: 2:3, 7:4, 12:5, 16:8, 18:11, 22:12 (halftime), 24:16, 26:20, 29:22, 32:23, 36:25, 39:27

 

RUSSIA (Aleksandr Kovalenko): Egorov, Kovalenko, Lebedev, Ibrakov 2, Kandybin 7, Gavrilov 6, Filimonenko 5, Presniakov 5, Evdokimov, Morozov 2, Epifanov 6, Pobochii 3, Alekseev, Delev, Stepanenko, Gogolev 3, Solovev, Bychkov.

 

CHINA (Jingzhong Zheng): Hao, Yuhang, Zhengyang, Chaoqun 6, Yuxiang 7, Ben 3, Zhen 6, Hongyu, Zhengtao, Baohua 3, Yitong, Zhiwei 2, Suzhen 1, Mingxuan.

 

Referees: Mihajlovic – Hercegovac (Bosnia Herzegovina). 2 mins suspensions: 4-2. 7m: 3/5-0/2.

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