When the Brazilian women squad celebrated their Olympic gold medal against the Americans, the Brazilian men club were having a hard time to stop the Russians to claim the 2012 London Olympic title at Earls Court.
Yes, Virginia. Brazil lost to Russia in an epic five setter, (3-2), 19-25, 20-25, 29-27, 25-22, 15-9 in the final match.
Great match. So, great,great I could ever say. After losing the two sets against the 2008 Olympic silver medalist, Brazil, the Russians returned a fabulous come back contra the Brazilians in the next three sets.
Yes, the Russians were given a chance to steal a win in the 3rd set. The set ended 29-27. It was also in the 4th set when the Russians minimized their errors and went ahead against the Brazilians in 25-22.
It was in the fifth set when the Russians proven that they were really deserving to claim the gold medal. With all those powerful Russian kills and spikes, the Brazilians finally bowed them.
It was really an exciting match to see. Russia finally got its first title in the Olympics to win the gold medal.
CONGRATULATIONS !!! :) Till the next Olympics.
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