Volleyball: Brazil beat Italy to win men's gold medal

AFP , Sunday 21 Aug 2016

Brazil's Evandro M Guerra (L) and teammates react after winning the men's Gold Medal volleyball match against Italy at the Maracanazinho stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016, at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)

After losing the last two finals, Brazil reclaimed the Olympic men's volleyball gold medal with a 3-0 victory over Italy at the Maracazinho in Rio on Sunday.

Watched on by football star Neymar, the volleyball team made it a golden double following the Selecao's penalty shoot-out victory over Germany in the next door Maracana stadium on Saturday night.

The United States beat Russia 3-2 in the battle for bronze between the last two Olympic champions.

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