A win against Russia Tuesday night put China into the semifinals of the women’s indoor volleyball competition. Defending Olympic champion China won the quarterfinal in three sets, 25-22, 27-25, 25-19.
China’s semifinal pits it against Brazil, undefeated in these Olympics. Brazil’s men’s team knocked China out in the quarterfinals. The women’s match takes place at 8:00 tonight in Beijing. Cuba and the USA play in the other semifinal and the gold medal match takes place Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
In beach volleyball, an all-China semifinal ended in victory for top seeds Tian Jia (田佳) and Wang Jie over Xue Chen and Zhang Xi. Xue and Zhang went on to win the bronze, defeating a Brazilian duo, 21-17, 21-19. As this post goes live, Tian and Wang are taking on America’s Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, in a rain-soaked gold medal contest in Chaoyang Park.
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Xue Chen image: BOCOG