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Brazil beat Cuba in a five-set thriller at the Balewa-
di Sports Complex in Pune, India to defend the FIVB
Men’s Junior World Championship they had won two
years earlier in Morocco. Their 3-2 30-28, 21-25,
25-22, 23-25, 15-8 victory in the final gave Brazil a
fourth title following their triumphs in 1993, 2001
and 2007.
Brazil have also won five silver medals (1981, 1995,
1997, 1999 and 2005) and three bronze medals
(1977, 1989 and 1999) and are the only country
to have participated in all 15 editions of the event.
Brazil defend
their title after
epic final
2009 FIVB Junior Men’s World Championship
Captain Radke Murilo.
Below: fourth gold
medal for Brazil
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