Yokohama, Japan, October 20, 2018 – Serbia opposite Tijana Boskovic was named Most Valuable Player of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in front of an 11’500-strong crowd on Saturday evening in Yokohama Arena.
"I am happy and honoured to be the MVP of this championship, but without the girls, the coaches, the staff, I really would not be able to make it. This will motivate me more in the future," said Boskovic.
Boskovic scored a total of 26 points in Serbia’s thrilling tie-break win 3-2 (21-25, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12), to close off the tournament with a total of 193 points (176 attacks, 11 stuff blocks, six service winners). The 21-year old posted an efficiency of 53.66 % to help boost Serbia’s campaign for their first-ever World Championship title.
Dream Team 2018:
• Outside hitters: Miryam Sylla (Italy), Zhu Ting (China)
• Middle blockers: Yan Ni (China), Milena Rasic (Serbia)
• Opposite: Paola Egonu (Italy)
• Setter: Ofelia Malinov (Italy)
• Libero: Monica De Gennaro (Italy)
• MVP: Tijana Boskovic (Serbia)List of World Championsip MVPs since the introduction of the award in 1982:
1982, Peru: Lang Ping (China)
1986, Czechoslovakia: Yang Xilan (China)
1990, China: Irina Kirilova (Soviet Union)
1994, Brazil: Regla Torres (Cuba)
1998, Japan: Regla Torres (Cuba)
2002, Germany: Elisa Togut (Italy)
2006, Japan: Yoshie Takeshita (Japan)
2010, Japan: Ekaterina Gamova (Russia)
2014, Italy: Kim Hill (USA)
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