Volleyball: France beat ROC in men's final to win first gold

7/8/2021 6:43:00 PM

Volleyball: France beat ROC in men's final to win first gold

Volleyball: France beat ROC in men's final to win first gold

TOKYO : France beat the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team in the men's volleyball final on Saturday in a sensational five-set match to grab their first Olympic gold medal in the sport. The ROC took the silver and Argentina upset 2016 gold medallists Brazil to claim the bronze at Ariake Arena.Fr

TOKYO : France beat the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team in the men's volleyball final on Saturday in a sensational five-set match to grab their first Olympic gold medal in the sport.The ROC took the silver and Argentina upset 2016 gold medallists Brazil to claim the bronze at Ariake Arena.

France, ranked fourth in the world, edged the second-ranked Russians 25-23 25-17 21-25 21-25 15-12, repeating their success in the preliminary round.The French took the first two sets with consistent defence and a barrage of clever serves and attacks but the ROC recovered momentum to win the following two, leading to a dramatic ending after a tight rally in the final set.

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The ROC took the silver and Argentina upset 2016 gold medallists Brazil to claim the bronze at Ariake Arena. France, ranked fourth in the world, edged the second-ranked Russians 25-23 25-17 21-25 21-25 15-12, repeating their success in the preliminary round. Denmark tried to stage a comeback and came within a point of France late in the second half but had to settle for silver. The French took the first two sets with consistent defence and a barrage of clever serves and attacks but the ROC recovered momentum to win the following two, leading to a dramatic ending after a tight rally in the final set. France's outside hitter Earvin Ngapeth led the way, scoring 26 points, while Jean Patry and Trevor Clevenot recorded 15 and 11 points respectively. At the end we thought maybe we're going to lose this medal so there was a lot of pressure. Earlier, Argentina stunned the world number one team Brazil in a tense five-set bronze match, sending them home without an Olympic medal for the first time since 2000. The U.

(Reporting by Yuka Obayashi, editing by Ed Osmond and Ken Ferris) Source: Reuters . The French also won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Games, but went home with silver after losing to Denmark in 2016.