Bartosz Kurek brought in 36 points for Poland against Russia to join all-time Olympic top scorers.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2016 - Poland's Bartosz Kurek scored 36 points today against Russia as men's volleyball pool play continued at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, for a tournament-high and a second-best all-time Olympic Games scoring performance.
The 27-year-old Pole scored off 31 kills in 47 swings (for an impressive 66%), 3 blocks and 2 aces -though the tally was not enought to give his team the win, as Russia dominated 3-2 (25-18, 16-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-13).
The 36 points better the previous high at Rio 2016 of 24 points by Matt Anderson in USA's 3-1 win over Brazil two nights ago.
But Kurek is now a new entry at number two in the all-time Olympic 'Over 30' club, just three points shy of the 39 points scored by Gyorgi Grozer in Germany's 3-2 win over Serbia at London 2012.The exclusive 'Over 30' club at the Olympic Games.
Kurek is the second Pole in the exclusive list, joining Piotr Gruszka who bagged 30 points in a 3-2 win over Argentina at Athens 2004.
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