I was expecting that this match would be a tough one. World No. 3 Poland came back from a one-set deficit to defeat Italy (3-1), 21-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-14 on Sunday at Earls Court Gym.

It was a strong performance by the Polish team which is considered as one of the favorites to take home one of the three medals in London. Bartosz Kurek scored a match-high 18 points as one of three Polish players with double figures in the match.


Zbigniew Bartman and Michal Winiarski contributed 15 and 13 points respectively. Italy’s Cristian Savani finished with 15 points while Michal Lasko and Ivan Zaytsev closed the match with 14 and 13 tallies.