News ID: 315018
Published: 1214 GMT July 26, 2021

Iran ease to victory over Venezuela at Olympics volleyball

Iran ease to victory over Venezuela at Olympics volleyball
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Iranian players and coaching staff celebrate their victory over Venezuela at the Tokyo Olympics on July 26, 2021.

Sports Desk

Iran routed Venezuela in straight sets for their second victory at the volleyball competitions of the Tokyo Olympics.

Having beaten Poland in a five-set thriller on the first day of the Games, Vladimir Alekno’s men had a much easier job against their South American opponents, marching to victory 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 at Ariake Arena.

Saied Marouf, Amir Ghafour, Milad Ebadipour, Meisam Salehi, Ali-Asghar Mojarrad, and Mehdi Marandi were joined by Masoud Gholami, who replaced Seyyed Mohammad Mousavi, in the starting line-up.

Ghafour was again the most prolific player in the Iranian outfit, chipping in 16 points – including two aces – followed by Salehi, who tallied 13 points.

Willner Rivas had 15 points for Venezuela.

Also in Pool A, Poland came out victorious against Italy in straight sets (25-20, 26-24, 25-20).

Iran will next square off against Canada on Wednesday, before facing Italy and the hosts in the final two games in the group phase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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