Bursa, Turkey, April 15, 2017. Bursa BBSK are the winners of the 2017 CEV Volleyball Challenge Cup – Women! After losing the first matchup with Olympiacos PIRAEUS at the tiebreak last Wednesday, the Turkish team used the home-court advantage to rally to a comprehensive 3-0 victory (25-15, 25-16, 25-23) and celebrate their second title in the competition – as they had stood on top of the podium in 2015 as well.
Bursa BBSK caught a flying start to the match, easily taking the first set (25-15) after breaking away following the second technical time-out. They continued their display of fine form in the second set as well (25-16) before the third one was a lot closer and more dramatic but with the support of the 4,000 fans in attendance, the hosts finished it all off at 25-23 to celebrate their second continental crown in three years.
They did so with a ‘crocodile walk’ around the hall, something that the players of Bursa BBSK have become known for among the fans and followers of Volleyball in Turkey.
Turkey’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Mr Mehmet Müezzinoglu, the President of the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Mr Recep Altepe, Turkish Volleyball Federation President, Mr Mehmet Akif Üstündağ and CEV Vice President, Mrs Banu Can Schürmann, presented the medals and the trophy for the eventual winners and runners-up of the competition.
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