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Volleyball 2022 Women’s World Championship final: Serbia wins back-to-back titles

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Serbia clinched a second consecutive title at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship by beating a brave Brazilian side 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-17) in Apeldoorn, Netherlands on Saturday (October 15) .

The victory was Serbia’s crowning achievement after an imperious run in the tournament in which they did not lose a single game.

The defending champions may have won in straight sets but by no means dominated the proceedings, and the match could easily have gone either way. Serbia’s tenacity ultimately made the difference and had to fight back in the first two sets.

Brazil’s spirit was shattered by the third set, with the Serbs showing authority at the start of the third and what turned out to be the final set.

“I’m speechless,” Boskovic told Volleyball World. “These girls, this team, this energy… We did it without losing a single game. I am so happy and so proud to be part of this team. I want to thank everyone who has supported us over the past three weeks, especially my family. »

Serbian captain and prolific goalscorer Tijana Boskovic (pictured) was an imposing figure on offense who contributed 24 points to his side’s tally. But Serbia’s brilliant defensive effort, led by the middle blocker Jovana Stevanovic, tipped the match in favor of the defending champions. Stevanovic contributed 11 points, including four blocks. She made an impressive 15 total blocks during the match.

Earlier, Italy beat defending Olympic champions USA 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 27-25) in their bronze medal clash, adding to the gold of 2002 and silver won in 2018.
Paola Egonu played a pivotal role in his team’s victory by scoring 25 points, including 20 rushing points.

Were there Olympic qualification places for Paris 2024 offered at the 2022 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship?

There was no direct qualifying spot for Paris 2024 at this event. France have already qualified a women’s team and a men’s team as hosts.

For the remaining 11 quotas for each gender, six will be defined by three Olympic qualifying tournaments, which will be played in September and October 2023.

The remaining five Olympic spots will be decided using the FIVB Ranking in June 2024.

Read: How to qualify for Paris 2024

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