SPORTS, WOMAN

2011 08 22

Turkey wins first-ever world title in volleyball

Turkish women became champion in the 2011 FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championship after beating China in Sunday’s game, winning their first ever world title in history.

Turkey defeated China in three sets at the tournament, winning the first ever world title in its volleyball history.

Turkey qualified undefeated from Group A in the first round in the two-week long competition in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

The Turkish team lost only one game against China in the second round of the championship, ranking second in Group E to make its way to the semifinals, where they edged out Serbia 3-2.

Previously, the Turkish team's best performance in Youth World Championship in Girls' Volleyball was in 2007 when they finished second in the event held in Mexico, losing then to China in the final.

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