Rio Olympics 2016: China win v'ball gold
12:00 AM, August 22, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:03 PM, August 22, 2016

China win v'ball gold

China won their third Olympic Games women's volleyball gold on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Serbia in the final.

China also won gold in 1984 and 2004 while they were runners-up to Cuba in 1996.

Serbia were playing in the Olympic final for the first time having previously never progressed beyond the quarter-finals.

Only the Soviet Union -- with four golds -- has been more successful in Olympics women volleyball than China.

The come-from-behind 19-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23 victory also allowed the Chinese to equal Japan and the Soviets on six medals overall in the discipline.

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