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Talking Stats: USA join World League’s multiple gold medal club; Italy win back-to-back bronze

 
USA won their second gold medal, becoming the fourth nation to achieve winning multiple gold medals in the FIVB Volleyball World League

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 20, 2014 – USA secured their second gold medal in the competition and became the fourth nation to earn multiple gold medals, joining a worthy bunch of multiple gold winners Brazil, Italy and Russia in the FIVB Volleyball World League final on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Italy claimed bronze for the second time in a row – a welcome relief since they have not reached the podium in eight straight campaigns prior to 2013.

Statistical Review – Day 5 – World League Finals

- USA win the World League for the second time and for the first time since 2008.

- In the 2008 World League final, they beat opponents Serbia also by a 3-1 scoreline.

- Brazil have amassed a record breaking 18 World League medals – nine gold, five silver and four bronze.

- Brazil have now been losing finalists in three of the last four World League editions.

- Brazil have scored 12 per cent of their total number of points in Florence from blocks, USA have scored 8 per cent of their total points from serves.

- The United States’ Taylor Sander had a 24-point output in the final against Brazil to finish second in scoring.


- Italy now have a total of 15 World League medals – eight gold, three silver, four bronze – exceeding the total medal haul of Russia.

- All four matches of Italy in the Final Six went by 3-0 scorelines – they won three and lost one.

- Italy have won three of their last four World League matches.

- By finishing fourth, Iran became the most successful Asian nation in the World League.

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Iranian opposite Amir Ghafour scored only eight points in the bronze medal match but he still topped the scoring charts in the Final Six with 71 points.



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