Brazil record 30th title win in Men's South American Championship

 

Brazil recorded their 30th title victory at the South American Championship

Maceio, Brazil, October 4, 2015 – Brazil claimed their 30th title in the South American Men's Volleyball Championship on Sunday after they defeated their long-time South American rivals Argentina 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-16) at Sesi Gymnasium.

Argentina and Brazil played the final of the most important tournament of the continental calendar for the 16th time. Since 2005, both teams consecutively faced each other for the gold medal.

In the crowded Maceio stadium, the fans supported the home team coached by Bernardo Rezende (Bernardinho), who have always shown leadership and superiority as he brilliantly used his best weapons in serving and blocking. 

Evandro Guerra top scored for Brazil with 14 points, while Pablo Koukartsev led Argentina with 13.

The Argentine side led by Julian Alvarez will return home with a silver medal for the 17th time.

Meanwhile, Colombia defeated Venezuela 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-21) to win bronze at the Federação Alagoana de Voleibol (FAV) Gym. Ronald Jimenez charted 19 points as he spearheaded the Colombian offence, while Andy Rojas notched 14 points for the losing side. 

Colombia completed the tournament with three victories and two losses, while Venezuela bid goodbye with two wins and three losses.

Final ranking
1. Brazil
2. Argentina
3. Colombia
4. Venezuela
5. Chile
6. Uruguay
7. Peru
8. Guyana
 
Individual awards
Most Valuable Player: Sergio Santos (BRA)
Best setter: Bruno Rezende (BRA)
Best opposite player: Evandro Guerra (BRA)
First Best Middle Blocker: Facundo Imhoff (ARG)
Second Best Middle Blocker: Isaac Santos (BRA)
First Best Outside Spiker: Rodrigo Quiroga (ARG)
Second Best Outside Spiker: Ronald Jimenez (COL)
Best Libero: Facundo Santucci (ARG)

Results

September 30, Wednesday
Colombia v Uruguay – 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-18)
Chile v Venezuela – 1-3 (25-17, 17-25, 21-25, 20-25)
Brazil v Peru – 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-15)
Argentina v Guyana – 3-0 (25-9, 25-9, 25-13)

October 1, Thursday
Venezuela v Peru – 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-17)
Colombia v Guyana – 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-20)
Chile v Brazil – 1-3 (25-23, 18-25, 14-25, 23-25)
Uruguay v Argentina – 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-16)

October 2, Friday
Peru v Chile – 0-3 (23-25, 16-25, 21-25)
Guyana v Uruguay – 0-3 (14-25, 14-25, 23-25)
Brazil v Venezuela – 3-0 (25-16, 25-8, 25-14)
Argentina v Colombia – 3-1 (25-17, 28-26, 20-25, 25-19)

October 3, Saturday
Argentina v Venezuela – 3-1 (25-18, 20-25, 25-16, 25-18)
Brazil v Colombia – 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-10)
Uruguay v Chile – 1-3 (19-25, 25-23, 16-25, 18-25)
Guyana v Peru – 0-3 (19-25, 14-25, 17-25)

October 4, Sunday
Colombia v Venezuela – 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-21)
Brazil v Argentina – 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-16)