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Brazil beats U.S. for first gold in women's volleyball

Updated: August 23, 2008, 8:00 PM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Brazil won its first gold medal in women's volleyball on Saturday, beating the U.S. 3-1 and ending an emotional run by an American team struck by tragedy hours after the opening ceremony.

The Brazilians won a tight and tense deciding set in their first Olympic final to win 25-15, 18-25, 25-13, 25-21, and spoil the return of U.S. coach Jenny Lang Ping to her hometown. Lang led the Chinese team to the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Games, with a final match victory over ...

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