Serbia's juniors prolong their supremacy at Balkan Champs with sixth consecutive gold
News from the Zonal Associations
Kladovo, Serbia, August 5, 2013. Serbia won a record sixth consecutive gold medal at the Men’s Junior Balkan Championship that drew to a close on Sunday in the city of Kladovo. Since 2002 Serbia has claimed 10 medals in this competition (6 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and clearly stands as the dominant force in the region followed by Turkey with 2 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals. On Sunday the home heroes of Serbia finished the tournament by edging Turkey 3:2 (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, and 16-14) at the end of a real marathon that lasted for 127 minutes.
Bronze went to Romania that downed their neighbors from Bulgaria in straight sets (25-18, 25-21, and 25-22) in the classification match. A comprehensive picture gallery from the Championship is available here.
The medals and trophies for the teams were presented by the Lord Mayor of Kladovo, Radovan Arežina, Mr. Sandy Steel, President of the FIVB Rules of the Game Commission, Sergey Titov, FIVB Refereeing Commission Secretary, BVA Supervisor Ilia Iliev, by Mr. Dragutin Cuk, Technical Director of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, Mr. Darko Djurickovic, General Manager of Serbia’s national teams, and by Mr. Mileta Adžic, Director of the Volleyball club Djerdap KLADOVO.