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.

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 pornos of TNK Kazchrome of Kazakhstan and EST Cola to go ahead.

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.

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A tight match for the history books

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 the anal, 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.

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.


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.

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.

The first time the sport was played in the Olympic Games was in 1964 held 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

Women’s volleyball championship

The Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship is a sports competition for national women’s volleyball teams, which is currently held every two years and is organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation.

China has been Asian champion 13 times, while Japan has been 3 times.

The Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship U-18 is a women’s volleyball tournament. It is organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation and the host country, and is aimed at national teams that integrate players with a maximum of 18 years of age.

China’s Tianjin Bohai Bank beat Kazakhstan’s Altay VC in three sets at home to maintain their unbeaten run in Group A of the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships this year on Tuesday.

Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship Under-18

The Chinese team’s victory by 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 placed them well on the road for a group finish. Previously, in the first set, the visitors were 3 points, thanks to an increase of Kristina Anikonova.

However, the local team returned to the frame with a block of Li Yingying.

The outside setter continued the fine form while his side finally went to the front before winning the set, 25-21 through Chen Boya.

In the second, a peak by Dinara Oryntayeva made it a one-point frame. But the home team jumped to a 15-12 lead after plays by Cui Haixuan and Chen once again.

Silvija Popovic then fired while Tianjin seemed to go up two before Tatyan Fendrikova came out of bounds. Subsequently, in the established points, Han Yuan went higher to make the contest 2-0 with a victory of 25-18.

In the third, the Cui block went beyond the white line to make the set square to 22-22.

But the rough Chinese team claimed the next point after a blow from Li and that was followed by a leap from Liu Xiaonan to give them the match point. Finally, a 25-22 victory and a 3-0 victory in general was sealed when Atlanta’s Fendrikova could only find the net

Iranian Volleyball Team

The Iranian women’s volleyball team canceled their plans to participate in the Asian Cup tournaments due to financial problems.

Only six volleyball teams participated in the Women’s Super League in the Iranian year 1397 (March 21, 2018 – March 21, 2019), and the Steel Mill team won the championship. But since the team did not have financial support to participate in the Asian Cup, she had to cancel her plan to participate in the Asian women’s volleyball tournaments.

In an interview with state news agency IRNA, Matin Zebardast, deputy head of the Women’s Volleyball Federation, said the cancellation by the women’s volleyball team was due to financial problems.

She said: “We are going to have a difficult time.” The lack of sponsors and clubs to finance the teams reduced their numbers in the Super League.

With this cancellation and the Iranian volleyball players who do not participate in international competitions, it would be difficult to conceive that this sport has any Iranian champion in the Asian Cup or the Olympic Games. ” (State news agency IRNA: April 14, 2019)

In another report, a female football coach also spoke about the faltering situation of women’s soccer teams in Iran.

Maryam Irandoost, the head coach of the Malavan football team of Bandar Anzali, said: “The country’s economic situation and its consequent financial problems are the reason why this team has lost four players.”


Pressure to be the best

After eight months of practice throughout the day and having a contract, the players have not received a dime. This was a psychological pressure for them.

“Six other players do not participate in the drills because they do not have the money to pay for their trip.”

Irandoost revealed that although clubs allow themselves to sponsor teams, they do not do so because state Television does not broadcast women’s competitions. Irandoost added:

“The officials tried to have a program in the media to revive the women’s teams. They were supposed to give 600 million hands of support to the team, however, when we asked 100 million employees to pay 30% of the players’ contracts, they continued to promise and postpone payment of the August 23 money until March 20, 2019, saying they will pay for it at such and such a date”.

Currently, the sponsors do not support the women’s teams because their matches are not broadcast by the media … For a club that spends 7 billion dollars a year, it is completely possible to undertake a budget of 600 million men for women. “ (ISNA news agency, April 17, 2019)

Results of the Asian Championship of Women’s Volleyball Clubs

TIANJIN, April 27 (Xinhua) – The following are the results of the 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship to be held here today:

Pool A

Bohai Bank Tianjin, China, bt International Volleyball Club of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-13)

Altay VC, Kazakhstan, bt TPE, Chinese Taipei, 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-20)

B Group

Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs, Japan, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, Sri Lanka, 3-0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-7)

 Club, RPD of Korea, bt Supreme Chonburi, Thailand, 3-2 (26-24, 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 12-15)

VTV Binh Dien Long An, Vietnam, bt Binagar, Turkmenistan, 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-14). Final product