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Discussion in 'LONDON 2012 non-badminton events / discussion' started by phil-mm, Jul 30, 2012.
Chn Women lost.... :crying:
Just wondering what happened to Cuba volleyball ??
They used to have strong team esp women side with legendary players like Mireya Luis, Magaly Carvajal
Now they dont even make it to OG ??
Time for regeneration .... the last decent Cuba squad was pretty old. They got beat by the not so good Dominican Republic in the qualifying competition final.
Men's Volleyball - Quarterfinals (8/8/2012)
Men's Volleyball - Quarterfinals - 8/8/2012
ITA bt USA 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 25-20)
BRA bt ARG 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-20)
RUS - POL at 19:30
GER - BUL at 21:30
Women's Volleyball - QF Results (2012-08-07)
Women's Volleyball - Quarterfinals (2012-08-07)
BRA bt RUS 3-2 (24-26, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 21-19) :crying::crying:
JPN bt CHN 3-2 (28-26, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 18-16) :crying::crying::crying::crying:
KOR bt ITA 3-1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-18)
USA bt DMA 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-22)
Semifinals - Thu 09 Aug
USA vs KOR : 15:00
BRA vs JPN : 19:30
Did the USA men get overconfident? Their heads dropped after losing a tight 1st game against Italy .....
But hey, today is the day for the women .... so will the Asian underdogs take a few bites out of the tournament favourites USA and holders Brazil? I hope so .......
Women's Volleyball - Semifinals
KOR lost the 1st set to USA, hope they can make some upset today
DAE-HAN-MIN-GOOK ... 한국 이동 이동
two noteworthy sleek Korean Towers
No. 10 KIM Yeon-Koung & No. 12 HAN Song-Yi
There was no escaping Amazonian power this time. Despite their endeavours, Japanese gals just couldn't get through Brazilian blockers. And the Brazilians were so efficient, they could afford to move slowly on court.A warning to USA, the rematch for the gold medal is gonna be different from the group match.
In the battle between the two Asian heavyweights of women's volleyball, the twin Saoris (Kimura and Sakoda) of Japan got the better of the lone Kim Yeon-Koung powered Korea.
Saori Kimura was her usual efficient self, now that she no longer had to tackle Amazonian blockers. But her namesake Saori Sakoda did exceptionally well, taking over from Yukiko Ebata.
Korea was always chasing the game, going down 1-6 and 1-8 at the early periods of the first two games. Did well and worked hard to get the scores respectable, but folded at the critical points.
I'm torn....I like Logan Tom and Thaisa M...
But for the sake of medal tally, cmon USA !!!!!!
Expect five sets though
Oh congrats for Jpn bronze btw .......
US defence is so weak... Too nervous ???
Their smashes not sharp either...
Hooker, Tom and Larsson are off form
Jacque and Luis are on fire...
2-1 now....cmon USA !!!
USA lost in first time
but in final
US smashes not too good, Brazil defence is superb
Lack of concentration and coordination from US unlike in the previous round.....
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Gold-BRA; Silver-USA; Bronze-JPN
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRAZIL for winning the GOLD
beating USA 3-1 (11-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-17)
Japan takes the Bronze after beating Korea 3-0
What a happy ending for Brazilian team after the rough trips in the preliminary round.
As efficient and brilliant as the USA girls were in earlier rounds, they are not of Amazonian quality.
Their Brazilian opponents woke up from slumber in a one sided game 1 defeat, and from the first rally of game 2, USA was never in the lead again. Obviously the USA girls are not familiar with coming back from behind - something Brazil are masters at, as shown in the saving of 6 matchpoints against Russia in the q-finals.
Even the addition of veterans Scott-Arruda and Haneef-Park to try bolster the blocking height didn't make any difference ....
But I must complain on the USA coaching, during the timeouts, the head coach didn't really give any specific instructions on what tactics to change - all he said was about forcing sideouts ...... really, when your team is under pressure, more specific tactical instructions are necessary.
And thus the, ahem, more well endowed and shapely yellow clad Brazilian women ended up defending their title from Beijing. And it would be difficult for other teams to wrest it from their long spiky arms at home ground in Rio in 4 years time.
Err, I thought you love well endowed shapely women ...... of Amazonian quality, that is.
Well that depends in their opponents
But yeah in Rio they will sweep all the golds in volleyball...maybe in beach too....
Good job Russia !!! Come back from 0-2 deficit..
So it's pretty even gold distribution in this event
Volleyball : Men (Russia), Women (Brazil)
Beach : Men (Germany), Women (US)
Brazil has plenty of homework to do in order to make better results in home OG Rio