LONDON (AFP) –
Italy beat Bulgaria by three sets to one to claim the Olympic Games men’s volleyball bronze medal on Sunday.
The 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 victory continued Italy’s run of winning a medal at the last five Games, although the team that dominated the sport in the 1990s have never won gold.
Outsiders Bulgaria missed out on a first medal since the 1980 Moscow Games that were widely boycotted.
Sunday’s final is between beaten Beijing finallists Brazil, the current world champions, and Russia.