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BRICS GAMES 2018
03
Aug
2018

VOLUNTEERS A DRIVING FORCE BEHIND HOSTING A SUCCESSFUL SPORTS EVENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

During his tenure as President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki called on South Africans to become a society of volunteers. With the prospect of hosting major global events like the FIFA Football World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games and African Continental Games the President’s call resonated with all the National Federations in our country. Heeding...
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23
Jul
2018

2018 BRICS GAMES – ALL THE RESULTS

Women Gold: CHINA Silver: INDIA Bronze: SOUTH AFRICA Men Gold: RUSSIA Silver: CHINA Bronze: INDIA
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23
Jul
2018

Match 9: SOUTH AFRICA V RUSSIA (Men) 2018 BRICS GAMES

Confident of victory against the South Africans in the final match of the tournament the Russian Head Coach, Nikolaev rung the changes resting three (3) of his main players, giving 2nd string players, Balashov, Kovalchuk and Zakharov the opportunity to make their debut in the competition. Zarharov and Balashov were particularly impressive as they struck...
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23
Jul
2018

Match 8: SOUTH AFRICA V CHINA (Women) 2018 BRICS GAMES

The South African Junior Women’s team players and their coaching staff would have been intimidated had they watched the powerful Chinese ladies team annihilate a fairly strong Indian team in straight sets (3-0), ( 25-13; 25-23; 25-13) on Day 2 of the tournament. Their powerful attacking at the wings and their penchant for quick combination...
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23
Jul
2018

Match 7: INDIA V CHINA (Men) 2018 BRICS GAMES

Rivals India and China, fierce competitors in Asian continental competitions pulled out all the stops to thrill and entertain the local fans with their unique brand of power volleyball. The opening minutes of the first set became a contest between the two setters, India’s Muthu Samy and his Chinese counterpart, Cui Ker Rui. Both had...
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21
Jul
2018

Match 6: SOUTH AFRICA V INDIA (Men) BRICS Games 2018

It seemed that the gruelling five set match against Russia took its toll on the Indians who did not perform as they did against the Russians. Although they lost to Russia after having taken a 2-1 lead they were exemplary in attack and block winning friends and admirers among the South Africans. Although Indian Head...
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21
Jul
2018

Match 5: INDIA V CHINA (Women) BRICS Games 2018

It the opening minutes of the set between India and favourites China the former seemed shell shocked as they moved painstakingly slowly on court that allowed the Chinese to stamp their authority and race to a 11-1 lead in double quick time. China’s power attackers Qian Jing Wen and the left handed Chen Pei Yan...
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21
Jul
2018

Match 4: RUSSIA V CHINA (Men) 2018 BRICS Games

The five (5) set thriller between favourites Russia and India on the opening day of the 2018 BRICS GAMES held at Wits University’s Old Mutual Sports Hall paved the way for yet another thrilling five set encounter when Russia met Asians giants China on Friday, 20 July. Fans were still recovering from witnessing awesome power...
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BRICS Games 2018
20
Jul
2018

Match 3: RUSSIA V INDIA (Men) 2018 BRICS Games

Dubbed the “sky scrapers” of the 2018 BRICS GAMES because of their average height of 2 metres the Russians were oozing with confidence as they faced the Indians who went on to prove that they were no push overs against the hard hitting Russians. Power services coupled with solid blocking and an all out scorching...
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BRICS Games 2018
20
Jul
2018

Match 2: South Africa v India (Women) BRICS Games 2018

It was a case of baptism of fire for the South African under 20 women’s volleyball team when they faced the tall and strongly built Indian team in their opening match of the 2018 BRICS GAMES at Wits University’s Old Mutual Sports Hall. Height, agility and a penchant for quick power play by the Indians...
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