First defeat in Tokyo for the blue of volleyball, however already sure of a place in the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament. After three consecutive victories, the team coached by coach Davide Mazzanti lost 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 26-24) to China, in turn already eliminated. The best scorer for the blue in this match was Paola Egonu with 18 points, while Elena Petrini placed 14. Italy still leads Pool B with 9 points and the last match of the group will be on Monday against the United States , second with 8 points together with the team of the Russian Olympic Committee.
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