USA Volleyball Moves on to Finals

The team will play Brazil or Japan in the finals.

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012  |  Updated 3:15 PM EDT
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Foluke Akinradewo #16 of United States reacts after a point in the third set against Korea during the Women's Volleyball semifinal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympics Games at Earls Court on August 9, 2012 in London, England.

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Local athlete Foluke Akinradewo of Plantation and the USA Volleyball team will advance to the finals for a chance at the gold medal.

Team USA beat South Korea Thursday morning 3-0. The team will play either Brazil or Japan.

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The Americans are top-ranked. They took over the top spot in the world rankings at the end of 2011, ending Brazil's four-year run. The women qualified for the Olympics in November with a silver-medal finish in the FIVB World Cup.

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