Russia stun Brazil for Volleyball gold


Russia became the first team in the history of men’s Olympic Volleyball to win the final from two sets down as they stunned Brazil 3-2 at Earls Court this afternoon.
For the best part of three sets Russia looked a shadow of the side which had demolished Bulgaria in the semi-finals, lumbering around the court as Brazil picked points at will. So easy was their march to victory looking that at 2-0 and 22-19 they sent on retiring captain Giba – a virtual spectator in London due to injury – to allow him the privilege of being on court when the medal was won. That proved to be a bad move as Russia, clearly furious, embarked on one of the most staggering comebacks the sport has seen to wrap up a fourth Olympic Volleyball title.
The final scoresheet read: 19-25, 20-25, 29-27, 25-22, 15-9.
Dmitriy Muserskiy somehow found a whole new level of brutality at the net, using every inch of his tall frame to plunder a match-winning 31 points.
On the other side, Brazil were no longer quick around the court and the previously-excellent Sergio could not feed Bruno who would in turn tee up Wallace and Murilo at the net.


  1. This is really a nice victory of Russia in Olympics. volleyball is a great game and so many people love to play it in their stadiums, collages and universities. It is good to promote the game so that more young people will love to be a part of their national team.

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