China tops Serbia to win women’s volleyball gold

Agence France-Presse
China tops Serbia to win women’s volleyball gold
China wins its first women's volleyball gold since 2004

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – China won their third Olympic Games women’s volleyball gold on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Serbia in the final.

China also won gold in 1984 and 2004 while they were runners-up to Cuba in 1996.

Serbia was playing in the Olympic final for the first time having previously never progressed beyond the quarter-finals.

Only the Soviet Union – with 4 golds – has been more successful in Olympics women volleyball than China.

The come-from-behind 19-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23 victory also allowed the Chinese to equal Japan and the Soviets on 6 medals overall in the discipline. –

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