Although Brazil started tournament with defeat against Turkey, they managed to score four consecutive wins and to take gold medal!
Brazil opened game better than the rivals. At the first TTO, Ze Roberto’s team had a lead 8-5. After the break, the girls in yellow jerseys increased the lead. Thaisa scored a point from zone 3 for 12-8.
Garay did a good job by blocking the rival’s receiver and after Fabiana’s point Brazil had 18-11 lead. It was obvious that Japanese girls couldn’t take the first set. After amazing action of Brazilian players, Fe Garay took the point for Brazil’s lead 1-0 (25-15)
Brazilian blocking party continued in the second set. Ze Roberto’s team again opened the set much better than the opponent – 5-1. They kept the lead and even increased it (12-6).
After Manabe’s advices, Japan came close to 14-12. Ebata’s point gave Japan the 13th point (14-13). The second TTO gave Brazilian girls power to increase the advantage again 20-15. There was no time for comeback of Japanese girls. Brazil was one set away from win, 25-18.
For the first time in this match, Japan had a lead, 3-1. But, Brazil reacted well and managed to tie score, 5-5. Fabiana’s spike gave advantage to Brazil again – 6-5. At the first TTO, Japanese girls had one point of advantage 8-7.
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