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RIO 2016 M: Zaytsev ties Olympic serving record

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Italy's Ivan Zaytsev got himself in the record books in the men's volleyball quartefinals match against Iran at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ivan Zaytsev


The 27-year-old, who was top scorer in Italy’s 3-0 sweep of Iran that saw the European side through to the semifinals, had a service clocked at 127 kilometres per hour, tying the Olympic serving speed record.

Cristian Savani, also of Italy, and Gyorgy Grozer of Germany had both registered 127 kph records in London 2012 and were the joint record-holders coming into the Rio 2016 Games.

Ivan Zaytsev made 15 serves today against Iran, scoring two aces.


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