Japan and Cameroon both look for recovery


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 8, 2016 - Japan and Cameroon will open the second competition day in Pool A of the women’s volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Both teams suffered damages at the start on Saturday and will be looking to rebound with a win on Monday.

Japan won the very first set of the competition, but then went on losing to Korea in four sets. Despite the 19-point contribution from Miyu Nakaoda, the Japanese suffered a 1-3 (25-19, 15-25, 17-25, 21-25) defeat. “The good thing is that we have more matches to recover,” said their captain Saori Kimura.

Cameroon had the tough task of starting their campaign against hosts Brazil and their 0-3 (14-25, 21-25, 13-25) fall was hardly unexpected. Letitia Moma was the only Cameroonian player who reached double figures in the scores with 12 points.  “We faced one of the strongest teams in the world, but next match we will do better,” captain Christelle Tchoudjang promised.


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