Sierra Leone men and Rwanda women claim gold medals

19 April 2014

2014 Youth Olympic Games- African Qualifications

 

 Accra, Ghana, April 16, 2014- Sierra Leone men and Rwanda women teams clinched the gold medals at CAVB qualifications for 2014 Youth Olympic Games after both teams won the corresponding qualification tournaments held in Accra, Ghana this weekend.

 

 Following the end of the qualifiers, six men and six women teams booked their tickets to the Beach Volleyball competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjang, China August 17 to 28, 2014.

 

 In the Men's category the top six teams; Sierra Leone, Ghana, Burundi, Congo, Nigeria and Rwanda secured their tickets to the Olympics, while at the women's side Rwanda, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Congo set the achievement.

 

 In the Men's final, Sierra Leone beat host Ghana 2-1 (16-21, 21-16, 15-11) to pick up the gold medal, while Burundi pulled off a 2-0 (21-18, 21-14) victory over Congo to win the bronze medal.  

 

 In the Women's side, Rwanda proved their consistency by beating Namibia 2-1 (17-21, 21-19, 19-17) in the final. Sierra Leone won the bronze medal by beating Ghana 2-1 (11-21, 21-15, 15-10)

 

Men's Final Ranking

1.     Sierra Leone

2.     Ghana

3.     Burundi

4.     Congo

5.     Nigeria

6.     Rwanda

7.     Mauritius

8.     Egypt

9.     Namibia

10.  Benin

 

Women's Final ranking

 

1.     Rwanda

2.     Namibia

3.     Sierra Leone

4.     Ghana

5.     Nigeria

6.     Congo

7.     Mauritius

 

Men's Results

 

Pool A: BURUNDI - GHANA - MAURITIUS – EGYPT - BENIN

Pool B: NAMIBIA - SIERRA LEONNE - CONGO – RWANDA – NIGERIA

 

DAY 1   11 April 2014

BURUNDI       vs     GHANA  0:2 (16:21),(12:21)                        

MAURITIUS    vs      EGYPT 1:2   (21:15),(12:21),(13:15)

NAMIBIA       vs       SIERRA LEONE   0:2   (13:21),(17:21)            

CONGO         vs        RWANDA 1:2  (10:21),(21:16),(12:15)

GHANA         vs        BENIN  2:0   (21:10), (21:17)

BURUNDI    vs          MAURITIUS 2:1 (21:19), (18:21), (15:12)  

SIERRA LEONE   vs     NIGERIA  2:0 (21:19), (21:17)               

NAMIBIA            vs    CONGO  0:2 (17:21), (14:21)      

EGYPT              vs      BENIN 2:0 (21:12), (21:11)    

GHANA              vs   MAURITIUS 2:0 (21:19), (21:11)         

RWANDA           vs       NIGERIA 1:2 (18:21),(21:16),(14:16)      

SIERA LEONE       vs       CONGO 2:0  (21:14), (21:13)               

 

Day  2    12   April  2014

BURUNDI           vs        EGYPT  2:1 (16:21), (21:12), (24:22)           

MAURITIUS         vs         BENIN 2:1 (21:14), (17:21), (15:11)             

NAMIBIA             vs     RWANDA 0:2 (18:21), (09:21)                           

CONGO              vs    NIGERIA 2:0 (21:14) (21:15)                        

BURUNDI           vs    BENIN 2:0 (21:16) (21:14)                              

GHANA          vs    EGYPT  2:0 (21:16) (21:14)                              

NAMIBIA   vs   NIGERIA 0:2 (18:21), (09:21)                             

SIERRA  LEONNE    vs     RWANDA   2:0 (21:12) (21:09)                                                              

 

Pool Standings

Pool A:  1st  GHANA ,   2nd  BURUNDI ,   3rd EGYPT, 4e  MAURITIUS,  5e   BENIN

Pool B   1st  SIERRA LEONE,  2ND  CONGO,  3rd NIGERIA,   4e  RWANDA ,  5e  NAMIBIA

 

Day  3    13   April  2014  

3e   Group A (EGYPT)     vs     4e  Group  B (RWANDA)      1:2 (21:19) (18:21),(12:15)             

3e   Group   B (NIGERIA)    vs     4e   Group  A (MAURITIUS)     2:0 (21:12) (21:17)                  

Semi Final 1st    Group  A (GHANA)   vs   2nd  Group  B (CONGO)           2:1 (21:17), (18:21), (15:09)        

Semi Final 1st    Group  B (SIERRA LEONE)   vs   2nd   Group   A  (BURUNDI)     2:0 (21:11) (21:12)

5e    Group  A (BENIN)    vs   5e   Group  B (NAMIBIA)                    0:2(15:21),(12:21)            

Loser  match 21(EGYPT)   vs   loser  match  22 (MAURITIUS)      0:2(20:22),(15:21)       

Winner  match  22(NIGERIA)  vs  Winner match  21 (RWANDA)       2:0 (21:14) (21:15)        

Bronze Medal:      Loser  match  23 (CONGO)  vs   Loser match  24 (BURUNDI)  0:2(18:21),(14:21)         

FINAL: Winner  match 24 (SIERRA LEONE)  vs Winner  match 23 (GHANA) 2:1 (16:21), (21:16), (15:11)    

 

Women's Results

 

Pool A:    NIGERIA - CONGO - SIERRA LEONNE - GHANA

Pool B:       MAURITIUS - RWANDA - NAMIBIA

 

NIGERIA          vs   CONGO  2:1    (20:22) (21:18) (15:10)          

SIERRA  LEONE   vs   GHANA    0:2    (11:21) ; (19:21)             

MAURITIUS   vs     RWANDA 0:2    (17:21) ; (10:21)                       

NIGERIA    vs     SIERA  LEONNE 1:2     (21:13); (15:21); (12:15)   

CONGO    vs      GHANA 2:1 (21:14) (17:21) (15:13)             

MAURITIUS      vs     NAMIBIA  1:2 (17:21) (21:09) (10:15)                  

NIGERIA      vs      GHANA 1:2 (14:21),(21:15),(13:15)            

CONGO     vs     SIERA   LEONE 1:2 (15:21), (21:15), (08:15)            

RWANDA    vs       NAMIBIA   0:2    (21:23) ; (15:21)                         

 

Pool Ranking  : 

Pool A   :  1st  GHANA,   2nd   SIERRA LEONE,   3rd  NIGERIA     4st    CONGO

Pool  B :  1st  NAMIBIA ,      2nd   RWANDA   ,     3rd     MAURITIUS

 

Day  2    12   April  2014

4e  Group  A (CONGO)   vs     3rd    Group   B (MAURITIUS)    2:0 (21:11) (21:09)               

Semi Final    1st Group A (GHANA)  vs    2nd   Group  B (RWANDA)       0:2 (09:21) (15:21)              

Semi   Final   1st   Group   B(NAMIBIA)    vs    2nd   Group   A (SIERRA LEONE)   2:0 (21:19) (21:15)  

5e/6e  3rd  Group   A  (NIGERIA)  vs Winner match  10 (CONGO)     2:1 (18:21) (21:18) (15:13)

Bronze: Loser match 11(GHANA)    vs  Loser  match 12 (SIERRA LEONE) 1:2 (21:11), (15:21), (10:15) 

Gold: Winner match  11 (RWANDA)   vs   Winner  match12 (NAMIBIA)   2:1 (17:21) (21:19) (19:17)     

 

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