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RIO 2016 M: Historic victory for Egypt

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Egypt scored a historic victory - their first ever in the Olympic Games - downing Cuban youngsters 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-22) on the second day of men's volleyball pool play at Rio 2016.

Egyptian playersafter winning the match against Cuba

Egyptian players

This was the 16th time Egypt had taken to an Olympic Games court and they had previously suffered 15 defeats in as many matches. Egypt are competing in the Olympic Games for the fourth time, having finished last on all three previous appearances in Los Angeles 1984, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008.

Ahmed Salah Abdelhay was the top scorer of the match with 20 points while on the other side Javier Ernesto Jimenez Scull was Cuba’s best scorer with 10 points.

MAIN ROUND / POOL B 

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 07. 08. 2016 15:00 Poland vs Egypt 3:0 25:18; 25:20; 25:17    
2nd game 07. 08. 2016 20:30 Russia vs Cuba 3:1 25:17; 25:19; 22:25; 25:18    
3rd game 07. 08. 2016 22:35 Argentina vs Iran 3:0 25:23; 26:24; 25:18    
4th game 09. 08. 2016 09:30 Russia vs Argentina 1:3 18:25; 25:18; 18:25; 21:25    
5th game 09. 08. 2016 17:05 Poland vs Iran 3:2 25:17; 25:23; 23:25, 20:25; 18:16    
6th game 09. 08. 2016 20:30 Cuba vs Egypt 0:3 22:25, 15:25, 22:25     

MAIN ROUND / POOL B

Rk Team Tot W L Pts
1 Argentina 2 2 0 6
2 Poland 2 2 0 5
3 Russia 2 1 1 3
4 Egypt 2 1 1 3
5 Iran 2 0 2 1
6 Cuba 2 0 2 0

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