Thrilling U17 Balkan Championship – Men final brings gold to Bulgaria

İstanbul, Turkey, July 28, 2018. U17 Balkan Championship – Men came to an end on Saturday with final, 3rd place and 5th place matches in İstanbul, Turkey. Hosts Turkey and Bulgaria, two undefeated teams of the tournament, clashed for the gold medal in the closing game. After a tough four-set thriller, Bulgaria crowned as champions by 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 27-25, 25-13) and reached the top of the Balkans. Greece defeated Serbia in straight sets and climbed to the podium as the third team while Romania gained fifth place.

Results (28.07.2018)

1st place

Turkey – Bulgaria: 1-3 (17-25, 25-23, 25-27, 13-25)

3rd place

Greece – Serbia: 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 26-24)

5th place

Montenegro – Romania: 0-3 (9-25, 17-25, 23-25)

Final standings

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Turkey
  3. Greece
  4. Serbia
  5. Romania
  6. Montenegro
  7. Moldavia

Click here for full results and schedule.