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OLYMPIC GAMES W: USA dominates Brazil to fulfill 41-year-old dream of winning Olympic gold

by WoV

The United States dominated Brazil in the final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s volleyball tournament.

Photo: en.volleyballworld.com

The United States played a perfect match when it counted the most – in the final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s volleyball tournament. The North Americans absolutely dominated Brazil at the Ariake Arena and won the title: 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-14).

The United States, finally, won its first Olympic gold in women’s volleyball. Ever since it first qualified for the Olympic tournament in 1980, but missed those Games due to a boycott, the USA dreamt of stepping onto the highest place on the podium. Until now, it took three silvers (Los Angeles 1984, Beijing 2008, and London 2012) and two bronzes (Barcelona 1992 and Rio 2016). Brazil, in turn, reached its first silver medal. In addition to the two gold medals (Beijing and London), ‘Seleção’ also has two bronzes (Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000).

Back to the Tokyo final: Andrea Drews, who was designated to be the USA’s backup opposite hitter but got a chance as a starter after the injury of Jordan Thompson at the end of the group stage, scored the match-high 15 points. The libero Justine Wong-Orantes had another amazing defensive game, making 75 % reception (12/16). Fernanda Rodrigues ‘Fê Garay’ top-scored Brazil with 11 points.

Led by Tijana Bošković (33 points /6 aces/ in just three sets!) against South Korea, Serbia won the bronze medal.

2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s volleyball tournament

Bronze medal match:

South Korea – Serbia 0-3 (18-25, 15-25, 15-25)

Final:

Brazil – USA 0-3 (21-25, 20-25, 14-25)

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2 comments

Easy August 8, 2021 - 9:48 am

Go USA 🇺🇸!!!!!! History in the making!!!!

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Anthony August 12, 2021 - 4:48 pm

This is the strongest group of USA womens volleyball yet, and they will dominate for a few years. Lots of young player like Jordan Thompsom, Hailey Washington, Justine Wong and a strong setter Jordyn Poulter.

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