Serbia sweep top honours in the U19 Balkan Championship – Men

Leskovac, Serbia, August 12, 2017. U19 Balkan Championship – Men came to an end on Saturday, August 12 with the glory of Serbia. Hosting team defeated Bulgaria in the final game of the tournament 3-1 (26-24, 21-25, 25-18, 25-13) and crowned as the champion. In the third place game, Turkey faced Greece. Despite losing first two sets, Turkey overcame Greece 3-2 (15-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-17, 15-13) to gain the bronze medal.

Results (12.08.2017)

1st place

Serbia – Bulgaria: 3-1 (26-24, 21-25, 25-18, 25-13)

3rd place

Turkey – Greece: 3-2 (15-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-17, 15-13)

5th place

Romania – Montenegro: 0-3 (25-27, 23-25, 24-26)

7th place

Albania – F.Y.R. of Macedonia: 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-14)

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Final standings

  1. Serbia
  2. Bulgaria
  3. Turkey
  4. Greece
  5. Montenegro
  6. Romania
  7. Albania
  8. F.Y.R. of Macedonia

Dream team

MVP: Aleksa Batak (SRB)

Best outside hitter: Asparuh Asparuhov (BUL)

Best blocker: Nikolaj Zahariev (BUG)

Best setter: Aleksa Batak (SRB)

Best opposite: Stanislav Paunović (SRB)

Best libero: Stefan Negić (SRB)

Fair-play: Bedirhan Bulbul (TUR)