Turkey crowned as champion of 2019 U17 Balkan Championship – Women

Lukavac, Bosnia&Herzegovina, August 24, 2019. 2019 U17 Balkan Championship – Women has come to an end on August 24, in Lukavac, Bosnia&Herzegovina. In the final showdown Turkey faced Romania. Turkish team overcame its opponent in straight sets and crowned as champions of the Balkans. Bulgaria claimed bronze medal thanks to a five-set victory against Serbia. Hosts Bosnia&Herzegovina finished the tournament in 6th place.

Results (24.08.2019)

1st place

Turkey – Romania: 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-22)

3rd place

Serbia – Bulgaria: 2-3 (22-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-12, 17-19)

5th place

Greece – Bosnia&Herzegovina: 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-21)

7th place

Montenegro – North Macedonia: 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-18)

9th place

Kosovo – Albania: 3-2 (19-25, 25-19, 26-24, 15-25, 15-12)

Final Standings

  1. Turkey
  2. Romania
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Serbia
  5. Greece
  6. Bosnia&Herzegovina
  7. Montenegro
  8. North Macedonia
  9. Kosovo
  10. Albania

Individual Awards

Best Outside Spiker: Sude Hacımustafaoğlu (Turkey)

Best Middle Blocker: Hena Kurtagic (Serbia)

Best Setter: Borislava Licneva (Bulgaria)

Best Opposite: Alexia Carutasu (Romania)

Best Libero: Gülce Güçtekin (Turkey)