Talk:Slovenia goes down to China in their final sitting volleyball game in pool play at London Paralympics

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Sitting volleyball[edit]

Start list[edit]

China v Slovenia Preliminaries Start List.pdf

Standings[edit]

Results tables preliminaries standings women.pdf

Daily preview[edit]

Daily preview: Chinese women poised to top their pool

Sunday, 02 September 2012 - 20:40

LONDON, 2 September - Three final round of pool matches in the women's sitting volleyball and three men's games will be played at the ExCeL on Monday. The final round of men's pool matches will be played on Tuesday, 4 September.

Women's - China v Slovenia Unbeaten world No.1 side China should dismiss world No.5 Slovenia, who have been struggling after losing their first two matches. The Chinese will finish top of pool B should they win.

Men's - Great Britain v Germany World No.8 Germany are unbeaten so far and should be too strong for Great Britain. The No.21 ranked host nation pulled off a great win over Morocco in their last match and could be lifted by the home support.

Men's - Iran v Brazil Defending champions Iran have been ruthless all tournament and should be too good for No.6-ranked Brazil.

Women's - Ukraine v Japan Unbeaten world No.3 side Ukraine will fancy their chances against world No.8 Japan, who lost to Netherlands but bounced back to beat Great Britain.

Women's - USA v Brazil USA bounced back from their opening-day defeat against China to beat Slovenia. The world No.2-ranked side should beat world No.6 Brazil, who have lost to China and narrowly beat Slovenia.

Men's - Bosnia-Herzegovina v Rwanda Bosnia-Herzegovina have realistic gold medal amibitions and the world No.2 side will be expected to easily overcome a Rwanda team who have won hearts rather than points at these Paralympics.

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Commentary[edit]

China playing Slovenia. Crowd apepars smaller than when GB is playing by a lot. There are a lot of visibly empty seats..

China off to an early 3-0 lead in the first set.


China madea very nice spike over the net on a set piece. 5-0 China.

Caught China off guard for first piint to go 5-1 and then won shot to go 5-2.

At 7-2, a Slovene player looked very hurt and 16 for SLO came in for hurt 5.

China then scored right away.

Follwing technical timeout, China went ahead 9-2. Slovenia scored 1 after the ball hit over net but China able to get contact but not redirect over the net. --LauraHale (talk) 08:06, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Crowd very subdued. No visible slovene or Chinese flags in the audience.

Only four media people present, 3 Slovenes and myself.

Score went 11-5.

Most of noise being made by players on the court. Audience very subdued and no waving of Union Jacks, though a number (count 9) people having them wrapped around each other.

Slovene flag seen in the crowd after Slovenia called a time out. It very briefly came out, was flashed and out away. It came out during the time out again. When camera cam out, the GB flags came out to be waved.

16-5 going into the technical time out.

Spanish folks came in during the technical time out.

China spikung ball into the net brough score to 16-6.

17-6 after China stopped a Slovene spike over the net.

17-7 after china hit out in the back.

19-9 then 20-9 in first set. 20-11 as China hits out.

China goes 21-11.

By midway through the first set, three chinese and one Slovene media person had wandered into the media tribunes.--LauraHale (talk) 08:18, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

China wins first set 25-12. Commentator spoke after first set.--LauraHale (talk) 08:20, 3 September 2012 (UTC)


6-1 in second set. More volunteers than media here. China goes ahead 7-1 in second set. Crowd is rather silent, no where near the sound levels for GB early in the week. Did I mention half the crowd size?

Technical time out at 8-2.--LauraHale (talk) 08:26, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

9-2 after time out and then 9-3 for China.--LauraHale (talk) 08:28, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Lots of Team GB kit in the audience. --LauraHale (talk) 08:31, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

12-6 in second set brought loudest audience response, but player cheers by Slovenes on the bench and court sounded louder than polite audience clapping.

Slovenia staging come back 12-8.

13-8. Then quickly 14-8.

Slovenian flag comes out during point scores and tme outs. During second technical time out in second set, score 16-10.


With score 20-11, Slovenes called a time out. Loudest applause now when they thanked the volunteers. Commentator noted the arena was filling up nicely. Chinese flag showed up in the second set. It was first waved when broadcaster asked who people were supporting.

A London 2012 banner for China also came out after the second set.

Slovenia made a substituion, replacing two players including their captain.

Other games scheduled for today include men GBR v Germany, Men Iran v Brazil, women Ukraine V Japan, USA women v Brazil and men Bosnia & Herzegovina v Rwanda.

Score 24-15 in second set.

25-15 final score of second set.

China took lead in third set 1-0 before Slovenia tied iit up.

4-3 Slovenia.

Then 5-3. Then 5-4.

6-4.

6-6. scores level.

Slovenia ahead 6-7 and then ahead 6-8.

Following technical time out, 7-8. Good long volleyball and looked good for Slovenia who thought they had point before refs awarded to China 8-8 and then China back ahead.

Scores then 10-8, then 11-8, then 12-8. Then 13-8.

Slovenia then called their second time out of the game.

Croowd is largely subdued unless camera is on them or the commentators indicate a response is necessary.

Slovenia scored to bring scores to 13-9 following time out. Chinese flag getting waved. Brazilian fans have shown up with their brazilian shirts. 14-9 China.

15-9. Then 15-10.

16-11. 17-11 in third set. 18-12.

20-13. Only one photographer in the photographer area.

Chinese media left by score of 15-9.

20-14. 20-15. 22-15. 24-15. Match point. 25-16 as final scores.

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Please control categories[edit]

The category:Germany seems misleading for the overview of news here. --House1630 (talk) 18:53, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

The use of categories is not limited to overview of the article. --Pi zero (talk) 19:36, 19 October 2012 (UTC)