First ever Balkan Championship in Snow volleyball held in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria (men) and Turkiye (women) are winners of first ever Snow Volleyball Balkan Championship which was held in Rhodopes – on Mount Perelik (Bulgaria) from 17th until 19th of March.

In women’s competition, Turkiye’s favorites, Merve Celebi, Petek Civan, Seray Gurle and Simge Yalcin, played up to expectations and grabbed the first Balkan gold in snow volleyball. They defeated Romania 2:1 (15:10, 12:15, 15:11) in the ladies’ final.

In the bronze match, Bulgaria (1) defeated Bulgaria (2) 2:0 (15:13, 15:8) and won the first ever international medal for Bulgaria.

Earlier in the semifinals, Turkiye defeated Bulgaria (1) 2:0 (15:8, 16:14), and Romania beat Bulgaria (2)  2:0 (15:12, 15:11).

In men’s competitions, golden medal won Bulgaria (1) National team – Vilian Hadzhiev, Georgi Fisinski and Nikola Lazarov.

In the semifinal, Bulgaria (1) defeated Bulgaria (2) by 2:1 (11:15, 15:11, 15:6), then in a spectacular final, they also achieved a turn against Romania and won gold after 2:1 (9:15, 15:11. 15:13).

Previously, the Romanians surprised Turkiye with 2:1 (12:15, 15:11, 15:11) in the second semifinal. Turkiye took bronze 2:1 (15:9, 9:15, 15:8) over Bulgaria (2).

Balkan Snow Volleyball Championship 2023 – Perelik (Bulgaria)

RANKING:

Men:

 Bulgaria (1): Vilian Hadzhiev, Georgi Fisinski, Nikola Lazarov

Romania: Bogdan Mehedinteanu, Bogdan Ioan Moroldo, Stefan Anton Valentin

 Turkiye: Ahmet Can Tur, Batuhan Kuru, Bilal Tanraverdi, Sacit Kurt

Bulgaria (2): Aleks Ushev, Anton Fisinski, Nikola Nikolov

Women:

Turkiye: Merve Celebi, Petek Civan, Seray Gurle, Simge Yalcin

Romania: Briana Fekete, Miu Ioana Andrea, Sorina Ioana Hododi, Bacsis Roxana Denisa

Bulgaria (1): Veselina Kotseva, Elizabet Kasadzhikova, Iva Barganska

Bulgaria (2): Velislava Petrova, Gergana Kinova, Kristina Karadzova

RESULTS:

Men:

18th, March
1st round: Bulgaria (2) –  Turkiye 0:2 (11:15, 8:15)
1st round: Bulgaria (1) – Romania 2:0 (15:11, 15:7)

19th, March
Semifinal (1): Turkiye – Romania 1:2 (15:12, 11:15,11:15)
Semifinal (2): Bulgaria (1)-  Bulgaria 2:1 (11:15, 15:11, 15:6)
3rd place match: Bulgaria (2) – Turkiye 1:2 (9:15, 15:9, 8:15)
Final: Bulgaria (1)- Romania 2:1 (9:15, 15:11, 15:13)

Women:

18th, March
1st round: Bulgaria (2) – Turkiye 0:2 (5:15, 10:15)
1st round: Bulgaria (1) – Romania 0:2 (5:15, 7:15)
Semifinal (1): Bulgaria (1) – Turkey 0:2 (8:15, 14:16)
Semifinal (2):  Bulgaria (2) – Romania 0:2 (11:15, 12:15)
3rd place match: Bulgaria (1) – Bulgaria 2:0 (15:13, 15:8)
Final: Turkiye -Romania 2:1 (15:10, 12:15, 15:11)

PHOTOS: Blagovest Ruskov (Bulgaria)

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