The 19th Men’s Volleyball World Championships are behind us! 24 teams, 3 weeks of play, 94 matches at 9 venues around Italy and Bulgaria. And the title goes to…. Poland! For the third time in their history! Let’s look as some statistics provided by STATSCORE’s CupCenter!
Poland successfully defended the title they won four years ago in 2014, at the Temple of Volleyball – Spodek, Katowice (3:1 against Brazil). This time the Canarinhos were their rivals again. And again the Polish team preformed better on the day – they won the final match without losing a single set and won the World Championships for the third time in the history!
Let’s have a look at the most important statistics for team Poland:
– Vital Heynen’s team played 12 matches. They won 9 of them, lost 3 (against Argentina, France and Italy), sets: 32:14
– Bartosz Kurek, the World Championships MVP, was the tournament’s top-scorer – with a 171 points (133 service attack points, 22 blocks, 16 service aces)
– None of the Polish players were placed in the top 10 best spikers classification, but this didn’t prevent them from winning gold!
– If not attack, then what? Maybe „Monster blockers”? Bartosz Kurek, Michał Kubiak, Piotr Nowakowski and Jakub Kochanowski all featured in the top 10 best blockers classification.
– The Polish team scored 1069 points in 46 sets and won 70% of all sets played.
– They also made 44 challenges from which 20 were correct, served 72 service aces and 166 service errors.
The 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships in Italy and Bulgaria, were the 19th staging of this fantastic competition. Lots of extremely interesting matches, with a few surprises along the way, allowed us to prepare a big range of statistics, which were all made available via our LeagueCenter/CupCenter platform.
Here’s just a few of them:
– 353 sets were played during the whole tournament
– 15,537 small points were scored
– Average points scored in 1st-4th sets? Between 44.16 and 45.18.
– What about tie-breaks? 27.1
– Who scored the most points per set? Matthew Anderson (USA) and Lincoln Williams (Australia) – 5.19
– Maxim Mikhailov from Russia served 19 aces in this tournament (1,98% out of the 962 aces recorded)
– 27.6 % of all points scored were due to opponent errors
– Wallace de Souza (Brazil) had the most attack attempts – 271, while team mate Douglas Souza, had the best attack success percentage – 56,58%
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