Social timeline: Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul success lights up social media

  1. Lausanne, Switzerland, May 12, 2015 - Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul established themselves as the leading side in women’s volleyball after they lifted the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship trophy aloft following victory over Dinamo Krasnodar.

    The Turkish side claimed the trophy with a 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 24-26, 25-19) win over the Russian side and it was news that whizzed round the globe on social media from the players, the clubs, journalists and fans alike.
  2. It is the third time that a Turkish side has won the Club World Championship in five years following success for Fenerbahce in 2010 and Vakifbank Istanbul in 2013.
  3. It was also a happy occasion for the hosts, Volero Zurich,who defeated South American and Brazilian champions Rexona-AdeS Rio de Janeiro 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-18) in the bronze medal match to finally make it onto the podium after they missed out on two previous occasions.
  4. Eczacibasi blocker Christiane Furst made history as she became the first player to win a hat-trick of titles after also winning the competition with Fenerbahce and Vakifbank.
  5. Eczacibasi outside hitter Jordan Larson-Burbach was named tournament MVP, while Volero's opposite Olesia Rykhliuk was the tournament’s top scorer with 93 points.
  6. Unbelievable year!!! It hasn't always been easy but we found a way!! #champs #Eczacibasi #2015
    Unbelievable year!!! It hasn't always been easy but we found a way!! #champs #Eczacibasi #2015
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