August 11, 2019 will be an unforgettable day for the history of Argentine volleyball, as the women’s national team won the bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Lima and took the podium for the first time in this competition, while the boys sealed their for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Panthers for history
Hours after losing to the Dominican Republic (1-3) and thus smothering the chances of entering the final, the women’s team jumped onto the court with the pride of going in search of the bronze medal. And wow, they got it. As they had done in the group stage, Las Panteras defeated Brazil 3-0, with partials of 26-24, 25-20, 25-21, and with bronze medals hanging from their necks, they took to the pan-American podium for the first time in history.
The boys are going to Tokyo
At the other end of the world, the male player met the goal he had gone to the qualifier: on Sunday he beat China – the local – 3-2 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21, 18-25, 15-9) and took a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. he won at least two sets to secure a spot in the next Olympic event, thanks to the two previous Group F victories against Canada and Finlandia.Es the third consecutive participation in the Olympic Games that will have the men’s team, after present in London 2012 and Rio 2016, while it will be the eighth in its history. In this note: