Wilfredo Leon shattered the all-time VNL serving record with his 13 aces that helped Poland get past Serbia 3-1 (26-24, 25-19, 21-25, 25-15) Saturday evening at the 2021 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League at Italy's Adriatic resort of Rimini.
Leon demolishes VNL serving record
Poland star serves 13 aces against Serbia
Published 04:55, 29 May 2021
It was the first record of the competition and almost doubled the previous best of seven aces in a single match jointly held by Japan's Yuji Nishida against Bulgaria and by Australia's Samuel Walker against Brazil, in 2019.
The team record also fell, with Fabian Drzyzga, Aleksander Sliwka, Norbert Huber and Jakub Kochanowski adding another ace each for a total of 17 by Poland against Serbia. It beats the previous record of 14 held by Italy in their 3-2 win over Brazil in 2018.
Leon's record-breaking performance in serving included the fastest VNL serve, clocked at 135.6 kilometres per hour. The previous VNL record was held by Italy's Ivan Zaytsev at 134 km/h from 2018.