China hope for equaliser in matchup with Turkey


Sapporo, Japan, September 30, 2018 - Rio 2016 Olympic winners China are looking to get even after a 3-1 loss in 2010, when they face Turkey for the second time in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship on Sunday.

• This is the second meeting between Turkey and China at the World Championship, after Turkey's 3-1 win in 2010.
• That 3-1 win in 2010 is one of three wins for Turkey against China at world level major competitions. China have won five times.
• The women's world level major competitions are: Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and Nations League.
• Turkey and China also met in the 2018 Nations League, with Turkey claiming a 3-1 win. Hande Baladin scored 27 points for Turkey in that match. Gong Xiangyu scored 18 points for China.

• Turkey opened their 2018 World Championship with a 3-0 win over Canada.
• Turkey finished the 2014 World Championship by winning their last three matches. They have now stretched their best winning run in the competition to four matches.
• Turkey could win their opening two matches at a World Championship tournament for the first time.
• Seyma Ercan was Turkey's top scorer against Canada with 14 points, including eight spikes, three stuff blocks and three serve winners.

• 2014 runners-up China opened their 2018 quest for the title with a straight-set win over Cuba.
• China started their 2014 campaign with eight wins, including six in straight sets.
• That 2014 World Championship was also the only time this century that China started the tournament with consecutive 3-0 victories.
• Yuan Xinjue and Zhu Ting scored most points for China against Cuba on Saturday, 16 points each. Yuan's 16 points included seven points from stuff blocks.


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