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Russia wins bronze in men's volleyball

Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Russia won a bronze medal in men's indoor volleyball Sunday at the Beijing Olympics with a straight-sets victory over Italy.

Russia, which lost a five-set decision to the United States in the semifinals, salvaged the bronze by beating the Italians, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23 in a match that lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes.

It was Russia's second-straight bronze in men's volleyball and third consecutive medal in the sport overall after winning silver in Sydney.

Italy was denied a medal in the event for the first time since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

08/24 00:21:32 ET

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