Both Ukraine and the host nation Brazil were
keen for a win in this bronze medal match at Riocentro – Pavilion 6. While Ukraine
came away with a medal four years ago in London, their defeat to Brazil 3-0 earlier in their
Pool A match would be in the back of the their mind. Brazil dominated the first
set, we pick up with the action in the second set where Ukraine are fighting to level the
match. (Match Commentary)
Later in the day, the women’s sitting volleyball gold
medal match, took place between United States of America and China, who are
number one in the world. Both teams met earlier in the pool stage, with China coming out on
top, winning by 3 sets to 2. (COMMS 1ST SET)
In the second set, the USA made a great start and increased their lead 23-11 And required
two points to take a two set lead.
(COMMS 2ND SET) Despite China making a strong start to the
3rd set, it was the USA who held on, to claim a famous victory.
(COMMS 3RD SET)