Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 24, 2016 - The 38-year-old American Reid Priddy featured at his fourth Olympics in Rio de Janeiro helping his team defeat reigning champions Russia on Sunday to claim a bronze medal.
Priddy suffered a potential career-ending injury two years ago, but battled back to feature at a final Olympics with the United States team. Which explains why the last match of the tournament was so special for the American, who admitted just participating was a victory and thanked the United States team for the experience of a lifetime.
His team's most experienced player, Priddy was a starter for the United States at the Olympics in 2004, 2008 and 2012. His distinguished career includes a gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where he also finished fourth among all scorers and second among US scorers with 112 points on 93 kills, 10 blocks and nine aces.
Priddy also won a gold medal at the 2008 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World League, took silver in 2012 and won bronze in 2007.Quick links - Volleyball:Rio 2016 Olympic Games - VolleyballRio 2016 Olympic Games - Volleyball Results/ScheduleRio 2016 Olympic Games - Volleyball - Teams - MenRio 2016 Olympic Games - Volleyball - Teams - Women
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