There were no surprises during day 1 of the IKF U23 WKC. There were, however, three notable ‘firsts’: – in this 7th edition of the IKF U23 WKC we had a competing team from the Americas for the first time, the Dominican Republic who was also playing for the first time at an IKF World event; and we had Turkey competing in the final round of a national team IKF World event for the first time.
Day 1 Report (Part I) – IKF U23WKC 2016
Day 1 Report (Part II) – IKF U23WKC 2016
The opening match was the closest of the day with China beating Hungary 20 – 16. In the second match England gained revenge over Poland (who had beaten them 21 – 13 in the IKF U21 event which qualified teams for this event) by winning 21 – 10. The Netherlands opened up their defence of the title with a 21 – 9 win over newcomers Turkey. The all Asia match Chinese Taipei – Hong Kong China brought the day’s highest aggregate score when the Chinese Taipei team recorded a 32 – 11 win. The other matches which followed to official opening ceremony saw hosts the Czech Republic beating South Africa 26 – 5 and then Germany beating the other newcomers the Dominican Republic 19 – 7.
Matches are being played with four quarters of 10 minutes real playing time.
You can watch all games in live HD streaming on www.worldkorfball.org, with all the statistics, play-by-play, top scorers and much more. Also on IKF social media profiles you can find the best photo albums of each game, the best players awards and all also in real time:
facebook.com/korfball.org – twitter.com/korfball
IKF U23WKC 2016 DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY
Photos by Marco Spelten (@Actiefotografie): facebook.com/actiefotografieNL
Graham Crafter2016-07-09 20:34:102016-07-10 22:01:46IKF U23 WKC 2016 Day 1 Report (results, schedule, photos & videos)