Undefeated Japan notched its sixth straight win at the women’s volleyball final qualifying tournament for this summer’s Athens Olympics with a 3-1 win over Taiwan on Saturday.
World No. 7 Japan, which booked its tickets to Athens on Friday, dropped the first set but came storming back to win its penultimate game and secure top spot in the eight-team competition.
South Korea, Italy and Russia secured the other three Athens berths available at this tournament. South Korea beat Nigeria in straight sets, while Italy came from behind to beat Russia 3-2 and Thailand downed Puerto Rico 3-0.
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