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Brazil and Serbia lead the race in Rio 2016 women's volleyball

 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9, 2016 - Defending Olympic champions and hosts Brazil are joined by Russia, Serbia and USA as the only undefeated teams of the Rio 2016 women's volleyball tournament after round 2 of pool play.




Brazil made short work of Argentina 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-11) in Pool A before a passionate sellout crowd at the iconic venue of the competition, the Maracanazinho.

Earlier on Monday, Russia had outlasted Korea 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 25-14) in a very tight game and London 2012 bronze medallists Japan had scored their first victory of Rio 2016 - a 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-17) affair over Cameroon.


Serbia players celebrate their win over Puerto Rico


Serbia doubled their wins in Pool B of the Olympic tournament with a 3-0 (29-27, 25-18, 25-20) sweep of Puerto Rico. The Balkan side, together with Brazil from Pool A, are the only two teams not to have dropped a single set yet.

Previously, China had bounced back from their opening day defeat in the hands of the Netherlands to defeat Italy 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-16). The Netherlands led 2-1 but failed to cause a second sensation in as many matches, eventually succumbing to reigning world champions USA 3-2 (18-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-8).



Women's pool play at Rio 2016 continues on Wednesday with round 3. The top four teams of each pool advance to the quarterfinals.

Summary Statistics - Women’s Tournament Rio 2016

Highest Scorer by Day

30 – Kim Yeon Koung of Korea v Japan on August 6
22 – Paola Egonu of Italy v China on August 8 
22 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Korea on August 8 
22 – Nataliya Gonncharova of Russia v Korea on August 8


Top Scoring Performances 
30 – Kim Yeon Koung of Korea v Japan on August 6 
26 – Lonneke Sloetjes of Nethelands v China on August 6 
24 – Zhu Ting of China v Netherlands on August 6 
22 – Paola Egonu of Italy v China on August 8 
22 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Korea on August 8 
22 – Nataliya Gonncharova of Russia v Korea on August 8 
21 – Brankica Mihajlovic of Serbia v Italy on August 6 
21 – Lonneke Sloetjes of Nethelands v United States on August 8


Top Individual Blocking Performances 
5 – Robin De Kruijf of Nethelands v United States on August 8 
4 – Yang Hyo Jin of Korea v Japan on August 6 
4 – Gong Xiang Yu of China v Netherlands on August 6 
4 – Xu Yunli of China v Netherlands on August 6 
4 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Puerto Rico on August 8 
4 – Irina Zaryazhko of Russia v Korea on August 8 
4 – Irina Fetisova of Russia v Korea on August 8


Top Individual Service Performances 
8 – Ekaterina Kosianenko of Russia v Argentina on August 6 
5 – Irina Voronkova of Russia v Korea on August 8 
4 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Korea on August 8 
4 – Yang Hyo Jin of Korea v Japan on August 6


Top Team Blocking Performances 
15 – China v Netherlands on August 6 
14 – Russia v Korea on August 8 
11 – United States v Netherlands on August 8 
11 – Netherlands v United States on August 8 
10 – United States v Puerto Rico on August 6


Top Team Serving Performances 
12 – Russia v Korea on August 8 
10 – Russia v Argentina on August 6 
8 – Korea v Japan on August 6 
7 – Japan v Korea on August 6


Highest Scoring Sets 
29-27 Serbia v Puerto Rico (1st Set) on August 8 
27-25 Serbia v Italy (1st Set) on August 6


Highest Scoring Matches 
212 - Netherlands d China 3-2 (25-23, 21-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-13) on August 6 
200 - United States d Netherlands 3-2 (18-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-8) on August 8

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