The Balkans returned to the podium after winning silver at Rio 2016, beating the Asians 25-18, 25-15, 25-15 at Tokyo 2020
Serbia will return home with a medal in women’s volleyball for the second Olympic tournament in a row.
The balkan defeated this Sunday in straight sets South Korea to hang the bronze medal in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020. The medal comes five years after they first rose to an Olympic podium in the discipline to receive silver in Rio de Janeiro.
Serbia bounced back from their bulky defeat to the United States in the semifinals to bring the victory 25-18, 25-15, 25-15. The Serbs won in straight sets six of their eight matches in Tokyo, falling to the finalists, Brazil, in the group stage and to the United States in the medal round.
South Korea came out empty-handed in search of her second women’s volleyball medal after winning bronze in 1976.
The United States is seeking its first gold medal in the discipline when it is measured later Sunday against Brazil. The Americans have lost in their three previous final appearances, including against Brazil in 2008 and 2012.
France beat the Russians to win the men’s gold, while Argentina took the bronze by beating Brazil in five sets.