What happened and what’s next in Olympic men’s volleyball qualification

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The Olympic qualification tournaments featured everything from near upsets to the defending Olympic bronze medalists United States securing its spot at the 2020 games in Tokyo.

Check out what to know about the matches from the weekend, the current Olympic tournament field and what teams are still in contention for the remaining Olympic berths. Continue reading “What happened and what’s next in Olympic men’s volleyball qualification”

Tokyo Bound: United States overpowers Netherlands to clinch berth to 2020 Olympics

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On the biggest of stages opposite Matt Anderson once again delivered for the United States.

The former Penn State All-American and two-time Olympian had a team-high 16 kills as the United States defeated the Netherlands 25-18, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21 on Sunday to clinch a berth to the 2020 Olympics. Continue reading “Tokyo Bound: United States overpowers Netherlands to clinch berth to 2020 Olympics”

Olympic qualification men’s volleyball matches to follow today

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Six berths to the 2020 Olympic men’s volleyball tournament will be at stake this weekend.

The FIVB’s new Olympic qualification system will feature six pools that are each comprised of four teams. The team with the best record in every pool following a three-match round robin will clinch six of the 11 remaining berths to the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

Check out the Olympic qualification matches to follow today and how to follow the matches live. Continue reading “Olympic qualification men’s volleyball matches to follow today”

New starter helps U.S. breeze through South Korea in Olympic qualification

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Outside attacker Garrett Muagututia made the most being inserted into the starting lineup and flashed his offensive capabilities to bring the United States to the brink of an Olympic berth.

The typical defensive replacement had eight kills on a 66.7 percent offensive efficiency and added an ace as the United States swept South Korea 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 in Olympic qualification on Saturday in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Continue reading “New starter helps U.S. breeze through South Korea in Olympic qualification”

Olympic qualification men’s volleyball matches to follow today

Photo courtesy of the FIVB

Six berths to the 2020 Olympic men’s volleyball tournament will be at stake this weekend.

The FIVB’s new Olympic qualification system will feature six pools that are each comprised of four teams. The team with the best record in every pool following a three-match round robin will clinch six of the 11 remaining berths to the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

Check out the Olympic qualification matches to follow today and how to follow the matches live. Continue reading “Olympic qualification men’s volleyball matches to follow today”

Russell powers U.S. past Belgium in Olympic qualification opener

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Outside attacker Aaron Russell had his bounce-back performance following the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals.

Russell during the opening day of Olympic qualification finished with a both a match-high 16 kills and three blocks as the United States defeated Belgium 25-20, 25-19, 17-25, 25-18 on Friday in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Continue reading “Russell powers U.S. past Belgium in Olympic qualification opener”