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