[REAL VERSION] London 2012

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USA Women’s Volleyball Team Takes Silver, Loses to Brazil in Finals

Brazil walks away with gold

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    Foluke Akinradewo #16 of United States serves the ball in the second set against Turkey during Women's Volleyball on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

    The women's USA volleyball team lost to Brazil in the gold medal match Saturday.

    Team USA, featuring Foluke Akinradewo of Plantation, will take the silver.

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    Brazil upset the U.S. 3-1 for a second straight Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball. It was the Americans' only loss of the tournament.

    In a rematch of the 2008 Beijing final, which the Brazilians also won 3-1 for their first gold in the sport, second-ranked Brazil rebounded from a disastrous first set to win 11-25, 25-17, 25-20 25-17.

    Destinee Hooker, the second-best scorer in London and the star of the top-ranked U.S. team, was held to 14 points.

    Brazil became the third team to repeat as gold medalist. The Soviet Union won in 1968 and 1972, while Cuba won three straight starting with the 1992 Barcelona Games.

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