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Brazil clinch gold in volleyball

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Brazil have won their first Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball with a 3-1 victory over the United States.

The South American team recorded a 25-18 18-25 25-13 25-21 win to remain undefeated at the Beijing Games.

Earlier, China secured bronze in the by beating Cuba 3-1 in front of a raucous and partisan crowd.

The 2004 Olympic champions made sure of third with a 25-16 21-25 25-13 25-20 win over a Cuban side that had not lost a set until their semi-final defeat.

BBC's Matt Slater

The Chinese were much the better side as Cuba could only find their best form late on in the match.

Brazil's Sheilla Castro said: "We struggled a lot. We played hard and we never gave up.

"Only in the second set we played badly. It hasn't hit me that we've won."

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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
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics
US and Brazil in volleyball final
22 Aug 08 |  Volleyball
US reach volleyball semi-finals
19 Aug 08 |  Volleyball

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