Manila, Philippines, October 22, 2016 - The race for top scorer is on at the 2016 FIVB Women's Club World Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines capital, after Olesia Rykhliuk of Volero Zurich and Zhu Ting of VakifBank Istanbul took a wide lead at the end of pool play.
Either can become the first player to earn the distintion twice.
Rykhliuk, top scorer of last year's edition in Zurich, has scored 69 points in three matches so far in Manila. The 28-year-old Ukranian has 55 kills, 9 blocks and 5 aces.
Zhu, who was top scorer in the 2013 Club World Championship while playing for Guandong Evergrande Guangzhou, played only one set today against Bangkok Glass - resting ahead of Saturday's semifinals - but follows close behind in the best scorers table with 67.
Zhu, 21, was also top scorer at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and picked up the MVP award after leading China to the gold medal.Club World Championship top scorers:
2010 - Doha: Katarzyna Skowronska (POL), Fenerbahce Istanbul, 67 points
2011 - Doha: Natasa Osmokrovic (CRO), Rabita Baku, 70 points
2012 - Doha: Sheila Castro (BRA), Sollys Nestle Osasco, 57 points
2013 - Zurich: Zhu Ting (CHN), Guangdong Evergrande Guangzhou, 80 points
2014 - Zurich: Ekaterina Gamova (RUS), Dinamo Kazan, 85 points
2015 - Zurich: Olesia Rykhliuk (UKR), Volero Zurich, 93 points(Records are since the introduction of the rally score system; teams played four matches in each competition from 2010 to 2015, five matches this year).Quick links:
- FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Website
- FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Results & Schedule
- FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Teams