Chinaís Yuan Zhi shines with World League record despite loss against Cuba

29 June 2014

Bursa, Turkey, June 29, 2014- In the first semi final game of the 2014 FIVB World League Group 3 Finals, China and Cuba faced in a five-set thriller and Cuba won 3-2 eventually. But China’s 33 year-old spiker Yuan Zhi shined with a great performance.


Yuan, who is 1.95 meters tall and reach 3.48 meters on attack, scored 37 points for his team. And he achieved the best scoring performance in the 2014 FIVB World League so far. He made 31 spikes, 5 aces and a block point.


China’s star said that he displayed a good performance because of his teammates contribution: “I did not think how many points I can score before the match. We lost the game and we regret it. My performance relies on the whole team. We played high level volleyball and all of our players contributed. I will try to make a new record in the third place game but of course it will depend on the whole team.”


Before Yuan Zhi’s great effort on June 28, American Matthew Anderson was leading the scorers with 36 points.


Here are the top ten performances in this year’s World League till June 29:


37- Yuan Zhi of China v Cuba (June 28)

36 – Matthew Anderson of USA v Russia (June 27)

32 – Matthew Anderson of USA v Serbia (June 14)

32 – Maurice Torres of Puerto Rico v Spain (June 8)

32 – Thomas Edgar of Australia v Finland (June 7)

31 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Australia (June 20)

31 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Belgium (June 8)

28 – Park Chul-Woo of Korea v Netherlands (June 28)

28 – Michal Winiarski of Poland v Italy (June 13)

28 – Jeon Kwang-In of Korea v Czech Republic (June 5)


FIVB Volleyball World League page on
FIVB Volleyball World League Live Scorebox
FIVB Volleyball World League on Twitter
FIVB on Facebook 




Zone II highlights the quadrennial development plan

Dakar, Senegal, February 5, 2017

Zone 3 confirms 2017 competition calendar

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Ja

CAVB President Dr Elwani Honoured by Tunisian Minister of Sport

Sousse, Tunisia, Match 19, 2015- FIVB Executive Vice President and CAV

Gambia write history, Senegal make it through at CAVB Continental Cup Zone 2

Dakar, Senegal, January 27, 2015- Hosts Senegal and emerging Gambia men and women teams proceeded to