Next opponents of France, the Russians dispatched in three sets the Brazilians (25-22, 25-20, 25-20), reigning Olympic champions, on Wednesday, to easily settle at the helm of group B. Russia is well the most impressive team since the start of the Olympic tournament. On Wednesday, the last match of the third day of the group stages was a gala match between the last two Olympic champions, Brazil (2016) and Russia (2012), declared title candidates in Tokyo and on arrival, he There was not an ounce of suspense, as the Russians showed their superiority in all areas in this match with an easy victory at the end (25-22, 25-20, 25-20). Overwhelmed by the pace, the height of execution and intervention of the Russians (12 blocks at the finish), the Auriverde only suffered, to bow in three small sets and in barely 1h30 of play.
Carried once again by its receiver-attacker, Dmitry Volkov, impeccable since the start of the competition and author of a high-caliber performance on Wednesday (19 points including 2 aces and 4 blocks), the Russian selection consolidates its position as leader of the group B and displays nine points in three matches, before crossing paths with the France team on Friday. The Brazilians have already left some behind and only occupy third place in the group with five points. read also The schedule and results of group B