US crowned volleyball world champions

The US beat Argentina to win their first title in 30 years and also seal a Rio 2016 spot.

    USA won 10 and lost one match at the world cup [Getty Images]
    USA won 10 and lost one match at the world cup [Getty Images]

    The United States won its first men's volleyball World Cup in 30 years with a 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 25-20 win over Argentina.

    Maxwell Holt scored 18 points as the US team won the event for the first time since 1985 and secured a berth at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Italy also wrapped up an Olympic spot by finishing second with a 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19 win over world champion Poland, which lost its first match and finished third.

    The United States, Italy and Poland all finished with 10 wins and one loss.

    The final ranking was determined by fewest sets lost.

    Matt Anderson of the US finished the tournament with 172 points and was named MVP.

    Defending champion Russia beat host Japan 27-29, 25-17, 21-25, 25-17, 15-13 to finish fourth.

    SOURCE: AP


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