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US reach volleyball quarter-final

The US team celebrate
The US team are ranked third in the world

The United States men's volleyball team reached the Olympic quarter-finals after coming from behind to beat Bulgaria 27-29 25-21 25-14 26-24.

It win was an emotional victory for the US, with their coach Hugh McCutcheon mourning the shocking murder of his father-in-law in Beijing.

McCutcheon has temporarily handed over control of the team to assistant coach Ron Larson and did not watch the match.

Russia and Poland also went through, while China kept their hopes alive.

Poland made it three wins out of three by defeating Serbia, and Russia also maintained their unbeaten record with a comeback victory over reigning Olympic champions Brazil.

China beat Japan in a five-set thriller played in front of a partisan 16,000 crowd.

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Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forBrazil 1 1 0 2
Men 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 0 2
Men 1 0 0
Women 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forChina 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 1
4 also show each event results forRussia 0 0 1 1
Men 0 0 1

see also
Emotional US win despite tragedy
09 Aug 08 |  Volleyball
Olympics blog
07 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics

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