Jamaican volleyball teams move up in world rankings

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January 28, 2017
Peter Lindo (second right), head of marketing, First Global Bank, main sponsors, hands winning trophy to Ayana Dyette of the winning Trinidad and Tobago women's beach volleyball team while Mushtaque Mohammed, vice president of FIVB and other TT team members, Malika Davidson, Apphia Glasgow and Lateisha Joseph look on.

With the latest release of the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) world rankings, out of 221 countries, the Jamaican senior women and men were ranked 44 and 118, respectively.

The biggest movers were the National Under-19 boys, who jumped 39 places to be ranked number 25. This, based on their performance in the Caribbean Championship, where they are the reigning champions, and in the NORCECA Championship, where they placed fifth.

The Under-19 team will be participating in the U-19 Boys Pan American Youth Championship in Monterrey, Mexico, from March 18-26.

The senior men and women have progressed to the second round of World Championship qualification, which will take place in July. The men will travel to Trinidad, and Jamaica will be hosting the women's competition.

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