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Women volleyballers go for gold

Published On: Aug 30 2012 03:09:26 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 11 2012 04:40:14 PM CDT
London Olympics

Kevin Taverner/CNN

LONDON -

Team USA took the silver medal in the women's volleyball finals against Brazil Saturday afternoon in London, losing 3-1.

The U.S. women's team, ranked No. 1 in the world, had been on the top of its game in London, losing a mere two sets and winning 21 en route to a perfect 7-0 record to reach the finals.

The Brazilians, ranked second in the world, had lost two of their first three matches -- one of them to the United States -- but won their last four, including a straight-set thrashing of Japan in the semifinals.

While most always competitive, the United States has hardly been dominant internationally: It's never won the FIVB World Cup, a competition occurring every four years since 1973, or an Olympic finals.

That includes a 2008 Olympic defeat against none other than Brazil.

Japan beat South Korea to take the bronze.

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