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“I’m so happy for this win,” Brazilian captain Giba said.
“This was a match with so many emotions. It’s amazing to
play a final in an arena with so many people. This victory
is so important for this new generation. We will enjoy this
victory, but we will be ready for the next competition.”
Russia took advantage of a young and inexperienced Cu-
ban team to win the bronze medal in convincing fash-
ion. “We showed team spirit, we found our game and our
strength,” Russian captain Sergey Tetyukhin said after
Rank
Teams
1
BRAZIL
2
SERBIA
3
RUSSIA
4
CUBA
5
ARGENTINA
6
USA
7
ITALY
8
FINLAND
9
FRANCE
10
BULGARIA
11
POLAND
12
NETHERLANDS
13
CHINA
14
KOREA
15
JAPAN
16
VENEZUELA
2009
Final Standing
Belgrade, Serbia
July 22-26
Russian captain Sergey Tetyukhin spikes against Cuba’s Robertlandy Simon
during the bronze medal match
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