Bangkok, Thailand, July 25, 2021 – Korea found Brazil too strong to go down in straight sets in their first Pool A match in the Tokyo 2020 volleyball tournament at Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday.
Brazil, silver medallists at the recent Volleyball Nations League, produced a convincing 25-10, 25-22, 25-19 win against Korea.
Fernanda Rodrigues commanded the Brazilian offence in their opening set win against Korea with a nine-point scoring spree, then the scoring involvement of Carol Gattaz, Tandara Caixeta and Gabi Guimaraes posed more problems for the Koreans in the second set.
Korea recovered and showed a better performance in the third set, as star spiker Kim Yeon Koung finally received more help from her teammates. At the tied score of 14-all, Brazil managed to put some distance on the lead to record their first win.
Fernanda Rodrigues chipped in with 17 attack points for Brazil and Gabriela Braga Guimaraes scored 16 markers, while Kim Yeon Koung claimed 12 points in the Korea’s losing efforts.
Brazil will next take on Dominican Republic on Tuesday, while Korea will take on Kenya.
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