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Tokyo 2020 volleyball – teams we’re tipping for Olympic glory

Tokyo 2020 volleyball - teams we're tipping for Olympic glory

It’s the moment we’re all looking forward to. All of the teams have played each other as the winners move on through the ranks to the final match. 

The players leave it all out on the court for a chance to win a gold medal at the Olympics

It’s a momentous occasion as the final match ends and the winner reigns victorious. 

So who do we think will win the gold, silver and bronze medals in the indoor volleyball competition at this year’s Olympic Games

Women’s Volleyball Tournament

Pro Predictions

How do our medal predictions stack up against our team of ex-professional volleyball players? None of our experts have predicted the same 3 medal winners, though the USA appear to be firm favourite to take Olympic gold, as predicted by ourselves and two of our pros!

Bronze – Turkey

In our opinion, we think Turkey will pull out a win in a bronze medal match against China because I think they’re just scrappy enough to push through to the end. This is not going to be an easy win by any means as the women’s national team for China won the gold medal in the last Olympics. Still, Turkey won silver at the 2018 FIVB Nations League, as well as made it to the semifinals of the 2021 VNL, so they have the skills to make it far in this tournament.

Also, Turkey has a lot of great players on their team this year like Eda Erdem Dündar who is an experienced middle blocker that can make life hard on the opposing hitters, as well as their young gun on the opposite, Ebrar Karakurt. She made a strong appearance at the 2021 VNL with bright pink hair and massive attacks from both the front and back row. 

Silver – Brazil

This may be a bit of an lame, straightforward prediction, but I think Brazil and USA are going to the gold medal match this year. They are both at the top of the FIVB leaderboard and just played each other in the finals of the 2021 VNL tournament. It’s a safe choice to put these two teams in the final match together, but I think it’s the right one. 

With how good USA is this year, I think Brazil is going to win the silver medal, falling to Team USA in the final match. This is going to be a well-fought match with each game being close because these teams are both so good. Brazil has made a name for itself as one of the biggest volleyball powerhouse countries in the world, due to its ability to pull out wins in both the indoor and beach competitions, on both the men’s and women’s…

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