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06-05-2016

SOCHI OPEN FIVB WORLD TOUR OUTSTANDING FOR GALLAY-KLUG

RESULTS + RANKING + PHOTOS

Sochi, Russia, May 6, 2016 - In a huge step for Argentine Volleyball, the Women's team of Ana Gallay-Georgina Klug won a terrific match at the Open Stop of the FIVB World Tour in Sochi not only becoming one of the best eight teams of the competition but adding vital points for the dream of Qualifying directly for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 thanks to the World Ranking, as their stronger follow ups were eliminated in the prior round.

An amazing result came with the victory of the light blue - white pair over the Austrian Schwaiger S.-Hansel by 2-1 (19-21, 25-23, 15-12) with the losing team nearly 500 points behind Gallay-Klug on the Olympic path.

But their luck started before when the Austrian team overcame the Russian an host ream Ukolova-Birlova in Round 1 2-0 (21.18, 21-17). The Russian stood just behind the Argentine pair, only 100 points difference but now with their 17th ranked placed the European Team added 180 points and Gallay-Klug at least will add 300 and the deadline of June 3rd stands around the corner

Now the Argentine girls will face the Swiss Heidrich-Kumkehr, this Saturday morning for a place at Semi-Finals but having obtained a great result in this competition.

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