Chinese can defend at home in 2008
ATHENS, Greece -- With the next Summer Games set for Beijing, China will have a chance to defend its women's volleyball gold medal without leaving home.
Ping Zhang led a determined rally past Russia with 25 points Saturday in the Olympic final, won by the Chinese 28-30, 25-27, 25-20, 25-23, 15-12.
After dropping the first two sets, China came back to tie -- staying a step ahead of the Russians in the final set. Yuehong Zhang ended it with a spike from the left side.
China's players ...
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