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The United States wins men's volleyball gold medal

2008-08-24 06:14:14 GMT2008-08-24 14:14:14 (Beijing Time) SINA.com

Millar of the U.S. cries on the shoulder of teammate Touzinsky after they won the men's final volleyball match against Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

Clayton Stanley (C) of the U.S. hits a shot to Brazil during the men's final volleyball match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 24, 2008. (REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

BEIJING, August 24 - The United States won the men's volleyball gold medal after beating defending champions Brazil by three sets to one in the Olympic final on Sunday.

The Americans scored a 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 victory.

Brazil won the silver medal while Russia the bronze after beating Italy in the third place play-off earlier Sunday.

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