Home » RIO 2016 M: Incredible turnaround by USA! Bronze medal goes to Anderson & Co.

RIO 2016 M: Incredible turnaround by USA! Bronze medal goes to Anderson & Co.

by WoV
source: Photo: fivb.com

Thanks to a stunning turnaround, the United States grabbed their second bronze medal at the Olympics 3-1 (23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-13)!

USA

USA

The USA were trailing 2-0 in sets against Russia in Rio but the call of a bronze medal was too strong to be ignored. The „Zbornaya“ outblocked their rivals but the US National Team composed itself in the last three sets, performed an impeccable defense and took the bronze medal. It was USA’s fifth Men’s medal overall at the Olympic Games.

In the absence of Aaron Russell and Maksim Mikhaylov (both played first set only), USA’s and Russia’s head coach had to find new power sources in the attack. Thus, Reid Priddy took over huge part of responsibility, being second best scorer of his team (18 pts.) behind Matt Anderson (21). On the other side, Konstantin Bakun was a good substitution for Mikhailov (14 points). Artem Volvich and Egor Kliuka added 14 points as well.

FINAL ROUND / 3RD PLACE MATCH /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
  21. 08. 2016 09:30 USA vs Russia 2:3 23:25; 21:25; 25:19; 25:19; 15:13    

 

To see standings, results, stats, videos, etc, visit our Olympic Games 2016 M page. 

Subscribe to have full access on WoV PROFILESSTATS VIDEO data base. 

Receive email notification (FOLLOW) about players and teams’ latest STATS and VIDEOS (you need to be registered).

For more articles click on Latest news.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

*

code

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close