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Cuba female volleyball team

The Cuban female volleyball team beat Brazil 3-2 Thursday to regain the Pan American Championship title after 12 years without it.

The Cuban female team, coached by Antonio (Nico) Perdomo, came to Rio de Janeiro determined to erase the 2003 Santo Domingo image, when they were beaten by the Dominican Republic, a team coached by Cuban trainer Jorge Garbey.

At the end of the match, after an electrifying tie-break finishing 17-15, the more than 8,000 Brazilians deliriously cheering their team had trouble absorbing that Brazil was defeated by the renewed Cuban team, whose players cried for joy at their win.

This made Cuba the only undefeated team in the 2007 Pan American Games tournament, after winning in Group A without a defeat and beating Peru, which lost against the US for the bronze.

It was a good day for Cuba in the games, garnering another six gold medals, two of them in cycling, and one each in rowing, shooting, and judo, to let Cuba retain second place among the countries with most gold medals in the event, after the United States.


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