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2010 Boys' Youth Olympic Games
21 - 26 August 2010

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Russia dominates in rematch against Serbia to earn bronze medal

Russia celebrating their bronze winning match against Serbia on Wednesday
Singapore, Singapore, August 25, 2010 - Russia scored their second victory over Serbia at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday, recording a 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-15) win for the bronze medal at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall.

With the win, Russia improved to 3-1, while Serbia earned fourth place, and had their record change to 1-3.

Russia won the first set by eight behind a very strong effort from Vadim Zolotukhin, who had numerous blocks and kills. Serbia struggled against the length of Russia. Serbia is one of the tallest teams in the tournament, but Russia is even taller. Russia has seven players two-meters or above, while Serbia has three.

In the second set, Russia again won by eight points, despite numerous blocks by Serbia’s Boris Martinovic, and good hustle by Filip Stoilovic, who dove into a television camera to save a ball that became Serbia’s fifteenth point. 
Serbia kept the third set close, only trailing 9-8, but the talent and size of Russia proved too much, and the Russians won the set by the largest margin of the night.

On Thursday, Argentina will play Cuba at 11:30 for the boys’ gold medal.

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