Women's Club World Championship: The records waiting to fall
Brazil's Carol Silva, playing for Rexona SESC Rio de Janeiro, has twice blocked her opponents 10 times in a single match - an all-time high at the FIVB Club World Championships.
These are the records to watch out for next week:
Seven players have made the 'Over 30s' list, with Ekaterina Gamova scoring 34 points for Dinamo Kazan in 2014 and China's Liu Yanhan matching that last year for Zhejiang Women's VC.
Top scorers by year (since the introduction of the rally scoring system):
● 2010 Doha: 67 points - Katarzyna Skowronska (POL) for Fenerbahce Istanbul (TUR)
● 2011 Doha: 70 points - Natasa Osmokrovic (CRO) for Rabita Baku (AZE)
● 2012 Doha: 57 points - Sheilla Castro (BRA) for Sollys/Nestle Osasco (BRA)
● 2013 Zurich: 80 points - Zhu Ting (CHN) for Guangdong Evergrande (CHN)
● 2014 Zurich: 85 points - Ekaterina Gamova (RUS) for Dinamo Kazan (RUS)
● 2015 Zurich: 93 points - Olesia Rykhliuk (BLR) for Volero Zurich (SUI)
● 2016 Manila: 103 points - Zhu Ting (CHN) for VakifBank Istanbul (TUR)
● 2017 Kobe: 100 points - Nataliya Goncharova (RUS) for Dinamo Moscow (RUS)
● 2018 Shaoxing: 98 points - Zhu Ting (CHN) for VakifBank Istanbul (TUR)
Dinamo Kazan's Ekaterina Gamova punches through the Molico/Osasco Sao Paulo block of Caterina Bosetti and Adenizia 'Ade' Da Silva in the 2014 Club World Championship in Zurich. The Russian's all-time high of 34 points in that match was only tied last year in Shaoxing by China's Liu Yanhan for Zhejiang Women's VC.
Other records to keep an eye out for this year, as they stand before the start of the 2019 Club World Championship:
● Most blocks in a single match, team: 27 (by Turkey's VakifBank Istanbul against Japan's Hisamitsu Springs of Kobe, in 2016).
● Most blocks in a single match, individual: 10 (by Brazil's Carol Silva twice for Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro against the Philippines' PSL-F2 Logistics Maila in 2016 and against Switzerland's Volero Zurich in 2017; and by Serbia's Milena Rasic for Turkey's VakifBank Istanbul against Switzerland's Volero Zurich in 2016).
● Most aces in a single match, team: 14 (by Turkey's Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul against PSL-F2 Logistics Manila in 2016)
● Most aces in a single match, individual: 5 (by Turkey's Neslihan Demir and Gozde Yilmaz both in the same match against PSL-F2 Logisitics Manila in 2016).
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