China delighted their home fans with a straight-set win over defending champions Brazil in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 1 Finals
Nanjing, China, August 2, 2017 – Zhu Ting and Zhang Changning combined for 31 points in China’s 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 29-27) win over defending champions Brazil in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 1 Finals at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Wednesday.
Zhu top scored for China with 15 points, including 14 attacks and a block. Zhang chipped in 14 points, then team-mates Yuan Xinyue and Ding Xia helped out on defence with four and three stuff blocks, respectively. China had a total of 12 blocks, including two crucial blocks at the end of the third set. Tandara Caixeta led Brazil with 18 markers.