Kerala and Railways are Senior National Men’s and Women’s champions

Chennai, Dec 30: Kerala men took revenge of their previous edition’s final loss to Indian Railways, while Indian Railways’ women’s team won rallied to beat Kerala on the final day of the 65th Senior National Volleyball championships at a packed JN indoor stadium, on Friday.

Kerala men’s team had to battle tooth and nail against defending champions Indian Railways before coming out winners with a 25-17, 20-25, 26-24, 25-27, 15-9 verdict.

In the women’s category Indian Railways beat Kerala 25-21, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21 for the ninth time in a row. It was Indian Railways’ (Women) 31st overall title win out of 65 editions so far played.

Host Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra took the bronze medal in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.

Final Results:

Men’s Gold Medal Match: Kerala beat Indian Railways 25-17, 20-25, 26-24, 25-27, 15-9.

Men’s Bronze Medal Match: Tamil Nadu beat Punjab 20-25, 25-20, 34-32, 25-21.

Women’s Gold Medal Match: Indian Railways beat Kerala 25-21, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21

Women’s Bronze Medal Match: Maharashtra beat AP 25-15, 25-17, 25-9.

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