Russia's Elena Godina (L) spikes the
ball against Brazil's Walewska Oliveira during their final match at the
FIVB women's Volleyball World Championship in Osaka, western Japan
November 16, 2006. [Reuters]
Olympic runners-up Russia came back from one set down to beat Brazil 3-2
here on Thursday, claiming the title of the 2006 women's volleyball World
Russia's players celebrate their win at the FIVB women's Volleyball World
Championship after their final match against Brazil in Osaka, western Japan
November 16, 2006. (Photo source: sina.com)
It took Russia more than two hours to wrap up the final of the tournament
15-25, 25-23, 25-18, 20-25 and 15-13.
Early on Thursday, Serbia rallied to beat defending champions Italy 3-0 for
the bronze medal.