Russia prevail over Turkey to claim gold at Men's U23; Italy finish third
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2015 – Russia claimed the 2015 Men's U23 World Championship trophy after they beat the struggling Turkish team 3-1 (26-24, 16-25, 25-18, 26-24) in the final of the competition held at Al Nasr Hall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday.
Russia's outside hitter Igor Kaliuka was nominated the MVP for his great role played for the winners throughout the competition.
Italy captured the bronze medal following their exciting win over Cuba 3-1 (25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 25-21).
Russia beat Turkey 3-1 (26-24, 16-25, 25-18, 26-24)
Russia held off a battling Turkey to win a thrilling 3-1 (26-24, 16-25, 25-18, 26-24) encounter on their path to grab the 2015 Men's U23 World Championship title at Al Nasr Hall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Monday. Russia continued age group run of success at all categories and put their name on this title for the first time in its second edition. More
Italy beat Cuba 3-1 (25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 25-21)
European giants Italy defeated Cuba 3-1 (25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 25-21) to secure the bronze medal of Men's U23 World Championship. Italy revenged their Pool stage defeat to get the bronze medal, while Cuba finished fourth. Italy's big gum Gabriele Nelli led the way with impressive 25 points, while centre Elia Bossi scored 14 for the winners. Osmany Uriarte led the losers with 21 points followed by Abrahan Alfonso 12.
Brazil beat Argentina 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 30-32, 25-22)
Defending champions Brazil defeated Argentina 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 30-32, 25-22) in the fifth place game lasting 107 minutes. Brazil revenged their defeat in the Pool B match, when Argentina won 3-2. With this victory, Brazil secured fifth position in the tournament.
Iran beat Korea 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 17-25, 25-15)
Iran achieved seventh place in FIVB Men’s U23 World Championship after defeating Korea 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 17-25, 25-15). Iran’s Pourya Fayazi Damnabi scored 16 points for winning team. Jiseok Jung’s 21 points performance was not enough for Korea to avoid defeat.
2015 Men's U23 World Championship Dream Team
• Best Outside Spiker: Igor Kaliuka (RUS)
• 2nd Best Outside Spiker: Gokhan Gokgoz (TUR)
• Best Middle Blocker: Ivan Demakov (RUS)
• 2nd Best Middle Blocker: Samet Gunes (TUR)
• Best Libero : Roman Garcia (CUB)
• Best Setter : Murat Yenipazar (TUR)
• Opposite Spiker : Metin Toy (TUR)
• Most Valuable Player : Igor Kaliuka (RUS)
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