Dominates Women's Volleyball
6 June 2009 -
Cyprus women’s national volleyball team is celebrating
their 7th gold medal in the history of the Games of the
Small States of Europe. After 1989 in Cyprus, 1991 in
Andorra, 1995 in Luxemburg, 1997 in Iceland, 2003 in
Malta and 2007 in Monaco, Nikos Ioannou’s girls took
first place again, in the XIII GSSE.
Cyprus was the better team and they
proved so in the final game, against Iceland. The hosts
needed nothing but a win to take gold and they
succeeded. Cyprus played seriously against a strong
opponent, won the match 3-1 set and cheered their first
The game was thrilling but at the end the
team with the best quality prevailed. Cyprus coach Nikos
Ioannou, following the game, said he was pleased for the
gold medal and thanked his players for the achievement.
Top player for Cyprus was Nina Chuda (23
points), while Charalambous, Michael, Rialla and
Aristidou has a solid appearance.
Sets: 25-17, 27-25,
Cyprus: Michael (9),
Charalambous (15), Chuda (23), Faouta (4), Milanovic
(7), Timochova (4), Aristidou (libero), Pavlou (6),
Iceland: I. Gunnarsdottir (9), Sigurdardottir (12),
Vigfusdottir (17), Apostolova (14), Filipova (12),
Bjorgolfsdottir (libero), Thorhallsdottir (4),
Hallsdottir (2), Α. Gunnarsdottir.
Iceland had to settle for the bronze
medal, while San Marino took silver, after beating
Luxemburg 3-1 set earlier on Saturday.
The final standings of the women’s
tournament of volleyball:
2. San Marino, 10-4,
3. Iceland, 7-7,
4. Liechtenstein, 4-11, 5
5. Luxemburg, 4-12, 4