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US reach volleyball semi-finals

US volleyball
US now face arch-rivals Cuba

The United States came out on top in a five-set marathon at the expense of Italy to set up a semi-final tie against Cuba.

The team recorded a 20-25 25-21 19-25 25-18 15-6 win with Logan Tom scoring 19 points while pin-up Francesca Piccinini grabbed 17 points for Italy.

Cuba knocked out Serbia 26-24 25-19 26-24 while reigning champions China beat Russia 25-22 27-25 25-19.

Russia will face Brazil who clinched a 25-12 25-20 25-16 win over Japan.




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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

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BBC Olympics blog
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
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14 Feb 08 |  Olympics


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