Men’s Volleyball

The professional volleyball league franchise Chennai Spartans reached the quarterfinals of the Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship after defeating the Al-Rayyan Club of Qatar in their last match in Group C of the 2019 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship in the University of Taipei (Tianmu), the gym.

The victory was orchestrated by Jerome Vineeth and Ashwal Rai, who scored 19 and 15 points respectively. The victory would not have been enough for the Chennai team, which also needed the result of the match between the Kazk of TNK Kazchrome of Kazakhstan and EST Cola to go ahead. A victory for the Thai club secured the place of India in the next round.

It was Spartans’ second win at the trot. With two victories in three matches, he finished second in Group C. Al-Rayyan, who had the services of the Luxembourgers Kamil Rychlicki and Youssef Oughlaf, proved too hot to handle from the start, as he won the first set 25- 22 The second set was dominated by the Indian-Latvian duo of Jerome Vineeth and Ruslans Sorokins, who counted on the support of Mohan Ukkrapandian in the service and the stage. The result was a resounding 25-20 victory in the second set.

With Jerome coming into his own, the Spartans did not look back after that and looked even more ruthless in their 25-19 demolition of the Qatar-based club in the third round. The Brazilian Marcus Costa and Youssef took full advantage of the lapse in the Chennai rally in the fourth set to achieve a strong recovery with a 25-14 victory and took the match to the final set.

“The tough fight 25-20 25-16 22-25 20-25 16-14 not only gave Varamin a sweet revenge for his 2-3 loss to the Japanese team in the playoff game between the top 8 the week Last, it also extended to holders of titles on Iran’s dominance in the top-notch competition to 14 in total, including four times in a row, “reads a report by the Asian Volleyball Confederation.

The 2019 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship was held from April 18 to 26 in Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

Varamin’s victory on Friday also shattered the Panthers’ dreams of making history by awarding Japan the Asian Men’s Club title for the first time. Since Japan’s debut in 1999, Japan’s teams have not yet won a title in this championship.

Previously, Rayyan of Qatar picked up bronze in the 2019 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship after a 3-0 demolition (25-23 25-19 25-16) of Chennai Spartans of India in the third-place playoff.

Volleyball history

Like all sports, the exact origins of sport are identified in the period in which they are best documented, however it is known that our most archaic ancestors also practiced similar exercises. In this way different hypotheses are considered in relation to which century was the first in which volleyball was practiced. It is believed that in about 200 BC in Rome a sport with characteristics similar to those of today’s volleyball was practiced.

Also the so-called German Faustball, played in the Middle Ages, is similar to the current volleyball.

Contrasting origins

However, it was an American, William G. Morgan, who was awarded the creation of volleyball. Morgan worked at the YMCA (Association of Catholic Youth) located in Holihoke, Massachusetts, as director of Physical Education. The New Yorker held his position with great success from the beginning. At a certain moment, seeing the influx of students who appreciated his classes, he thought it appropriate to practice a different game than basketball or hard sports aimed at people with greater resistance. In this way, he fixed on several existing sports to create, in 1895 what he called “Mintonetti”. He made a ball lighter than basketball, although based on this. He was also inspired by tennis, specifically in the network used, to create the 1.92 meter high net that characterizes the sport.

He also commissioned the design of the first rules and structure of the sport.

Evolution and development

The name of the sport invented by Morgan was changed to “Volleyball”, probably more appropriate, thanks to the idea of ​​also Professor Alfred T. Halstead, who was accepted by its original creator.

At that time the regulation did not specify a number of specific players, but it was unlimited. During the following years to its definitive creation, including regulation and structure, the sport was promoted especially by the different YMCA. The objective would be achieved with greater success than anticipated at the beginning of the 20th century. The game of volleyball became a fashion game in the United States. But the game passed borders and even seas to be practiced in Canada, Japan, the Philippines, India, China and Burma at the beginning of the last century. Obviously, the game was also quickly established in a large number of Spanish-speaking countries such as Mexico and Cuba in 1906, Puerto Rico in 1909 or Uruguay in 1912. In many cases it was the military who made public the practice of sport in the different countries they visited. . The first stage of expansion of the practice of volleyball was developed during the first two decades of the twentieth century, being in Asia and the United States where the sport of the flying ball was most developed.

Professionalization

The sport already enjoyed great worldwide popularity in 1920. It had crossed the world and had been captivating every lover of sport of all kinds of nationalities.

However, he needed to go one step further. The celebration of official competitions that gave a boost to the sport, but also the creation of a federation or body that controlled it and was in charge of directing its correct evolution. In 1922 took place the first American national championship, held in Brooklyn and saw the participation of 27 teams of the YMCA from 11 different states. Already in 1928 the first championship that admitted to any team was organized, it was the US Open.

And it was in the 40s when the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) was founded. This happened concretely in April of 1947, when fourteen Federations of different countries were united in a congress in Paris, official seat since then, to agree a definitive union under the name of FIVB.

From then on, the evolution of volleyball or volleyball was meteoric. They were organized both a European Championship, created in 1948, and a World Volleyball Championship, created in 1949. The regulation improved considerably in the first fifty years of the sport’s existence, and the regulation agreed by the FIVB was accepted by all countries in order to use it as a basis for the dispute of the volleyball matches in its territory.

During these first fifty years, different sports derived from Volleyball emerged, such as Sitting Volleyball, Sizball, Minivoley or Volleyplaya. The Asian Volleyball Confederation was also created in 1954. During this decade, the sport was introduced in the Pan American Games as well as its variant for the disabled was integrated into the Paralympics program. It is also worth mentioning the birth of Ecuavóley in the middle of the 20th century.

In 1964 the sport was played for the first time in the Olympic Games held that year in Tokyo. In 1965 the Volleyball World Cup was created. In 1967 the practice of volleyball in Africa was developed, creating the Championship of the African Continent

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