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Countries Are Set For Olympic Glory

Posted by Rapids Volleyball on Sunday, June 8, 2008

Japanese Kota Yamamura attacks over Argentinian Santiago Orduna. Photo courtesy of FIVB.All countries are now locked-in, women’s and now men are all ready for medals honors at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing.
Japan’s men, took on a topsy-turvey Argentinean team to a 5 setter thriller. That match was their 2nd-to-last of seven matches played in the World Olympic Qualifier which also doubled as the Asian Olympic Qualifier. With that victory over Argentina, they secrured their spot in Beijing. 

Japan, ended the tournament with 6 wins and a loss to 10th in the world Italy, who are punching way above their 10th placed ranking. Italy also booked themselves with the best seats in the house by winning the the whole tournament without defeat, only Argentina & Japan managed to push them to a 5 set match.
Japan have made strong in-roads with their brand of volleyball, playing much more powerful & taller opponents, but are managing to seal the business deal in the end where is matters with great defence.

To read more about Japan’s historic return to Olympic Volleyball click here.

To see all the teams qualified for the 2008 Olympic’s click here.

Also story of Italy winning a place at the 2008 Olympics, click here.


One Response to “Countries Are Set For Olympic Glory”

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