Brazil march on in World GP
Beijing Olympic gold medallists Brazil on Friday powered past Germany
in the final round to maintain their impressive winning streak in the
World Grand Prix women's volleyball tournament. The Brazilians, who
finished top in the three qualifying weeks with nine straight wins and
no defeats, coasted to a 25-15, 25-15, 25-16 victory, a third successive
win in the final round.
"Everything went very well with us, including tactics, serves,
defence and blocking," said Brazilian captain Danielle Lins.
"This is a completely new team from the Olympics. I and Natalia
(Pereira) were not the starting players in Beijing and eight of us are
new. I feel this new team is getting better and better day by day." The
final round concludes on Sunday, with the side that finishes top of the
six-team group taking the title. TOKYO, AFP