Turkey claim top honours at U18 Balkan Championship – Men in Valjevo

Valjevo, Serbia, August 11, 2018. Fifth day of the U18 Balkan Championship – Men witnessed final, third place and fifth place games on Saturday, in Valjevo, Serbia. In the final match of the tournament, hosts Serbia faced Turkey. Undefeated Turkish team claimed gold medal thanks to a straight sets victory against hosting team. Romania, who overcame Moldavia 3-0, booked itself a place in the podium.

Mirza Lagumdzija of Turkey was elected the MVP of the championship.

Results (11.08.2018)

1st place

Serbia – Turkey: 0-3 (10-25, 19-25, 12-25)

3rd lace

Moldavia – Romania: 0-3 (13-25, 10-25, 13-25)

5th place

Albania – Bosnia and Herzegovina: 1-3 (25-14, 17-25, 15-25, 12-25)

Final Standings

  1. Turkey
  2. Serbia
  3. Romania
  4. Moldavia
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Albania
  7. Montenegro

Dream Team

MVP: Mirza Lagumdzija (Turkey)

Setter: Hakan Uygunoğlu (Turkey)

Opposite: Kaan Gürbüz (Turkey)

Outside Hitter: Adrian Holota (Serbia)

Middle Blocker: Adrian Holota (Romania)

Libero: Çağatay Kır (Turkey)

Fair Play: Ilija Krunic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)