Tandara Caixeta and Natalia Pereira led Brazil to their 12th World Grand Prix title victory after defeating Italy in a five-set match
Nanjing, China, August 6, 2017 – Tandara Caixeta and Natalia Pereira fronted the brilliant Brazilian 3-2 (26-24, 17-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-8) triumph over Italy in the gold medal match of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Sunday.
Tandara and Natalia each had a 22-point output in the gold medal victory, where they led the charge especially in the comeback set-wins. Paola Egonu led all scorers with 29 points and Caterina Bosetti added 17 markers. Brazil made a huge effort on defence as they mounted 15 blocks against the Italian hitters.