Boskovic ties serving speed record with 101kph rocket


Serbia's Tijana Boskovic erupts with emotion after Serbia beat Russia for a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games semifinals.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 16, 2016 - In addition to emerging top scorer in Serbia's emphatic 3-0 win over Russia for a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games women's volleyball semifinals, Tijana Boskovic also tied the Olympic record for fastest serve with a lightning-fast missile clocked at 101 kilometres per hour.

It is the fourth time that the Olympic speed record for servining was broken or tied at the Rio 2016 women's tournament, after her Serbian teammate Brankica Mihajlovic opened the bidding at 99kph on the very first day of competition, last week against Italy.

Nineteen-year-old Boskovic became the first player in Olympic history to break the 100kph mark at exactly that speed against China - only to see that record fall again in the same day with a 101kph serve by Italy's 17-year-old Paola Egonu against USA.

Coming into Rio 2016 the Olympic serving speed record stood at 97 kph, held by Turkey's Neslihan Demir from London 2012.

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