Zhu Ting of VakifBank gets the ball past Jordan Larson and Thaisa Menezes of Eczacibasi in the Istanbul derby to score one of the 103 points that made her top scorer of the 2016 FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship.
Manila, Philippines, October 25, 2016 - For the second time in the history of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship (since the introduction of the rally scoring system) China's Zhu Ting has emerged top scorer, bagging 103 points in the 2016 edition for Turkey's VakifBank Istanbul.
Zhu, who was recently top scorer at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (in addition to being named MVP and leading China to gold) had 77 kills 19 blocks and 7 aces as she contributed to VakifBank's claiming the bronze medal in Manila.
Her 103 points total is a new all-time high, though teams until this year had a maximum of four matches, compared to five at the Manila tournament.
The 21-year-old outside hitter was also top scorer in 2013 in Zurich, playing for her native China's Guangdong Evergrande Guangzhou, who were bronze medallists in that competition.
She is the only player in the history of the competition to have been top scorer twice.
Olesia Rykhliuk, the 28-year-old Ukrainian opposite of Volero Zurich was second in the Manila scorers list with 97 points, after having topped the ranking last year.
Tied in third place were Tijana Boskovic of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul and Samanta Fabris of Pomi Casalmaggiore with 85 points each, followed by Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro's outside hitter Gabi Guimaraes and opposite Monique Pavao joint fifth with 76 points each.List of historical Club World Championship top scorers:
2010 - Doha: 67 pts - Katarzyna Skowronska (POL), Fenerbahce Istanbul (TUR)
2011 - Doha: 70 pts - Natasa Osmokrovic (CRO), Rabita Baku (AZE)
2012 - Doha: 57 pts - Sheilla Castro (BRA), Sollys Nestle Osasco (BRA)
2013 - Zurich: 80 pts - Zhu Ting (CHN), Guangdong Evergrande Guangzhou (CHN)
2014 - Zurich: 85 pts - Ekaterina Gamova (RUS), Dinamo Kazan (RUS)
2015 - Zurich: 93 pts - Olesia Rykhliuk (UKR), Volero Zurich (SUI)
2016 - Manila: 103 pts - Zhu Ting (CHN), VakifBank Istanbul (TUR)
In addition to being named top scorer, Zhu (as well as Rykhliuk) scored 31 and 30 points respectively
to join the very exclusive 'Over 30's club' after the pool play game between their two sides.
There are only four players in the history of the competition who have scored 30 points or more in a single match:The full list of 'Over 30s':
34 - Ekaterina Gamova (Dinamo Kazan), Zurich 2014
31 - Zhu Ting (VakifBank Istanbul), Manila 2016
30 - Tatiana Kosheleva (Dinamo Krasnodar), Zurich 2015
30 - Olesia Rykhliuk (Volero Zurich), Manila 2016Related news: MVP Boskovic leads Dream Team of Club Worlds in ManilaQuick 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