Tokyo bound: U.S. women’s volleyball team clinches spot in 2020 Summer Olympics

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Courtesy: USA Volleyball Twitter

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The U.S. Women’s volleyball team has clinched a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Team USA ranked third in the world, defeated Argentina on day three of the Tokyo Women’s Volleyball Qualification Tournament Pool C inside the CenturyLink Center.

Coach Karch Kiraly’s third-ranked Americans went unbeaten in Pool C of qualifying this weekend, rallying from a set down and again from a 2-1 deficit Saturday night to beat 16th-ranked Bulgaria before a 25-22, 25-17, 25-13 victory over No. 11 Argentina.

“We can be really proud with how we fought through here, especially the challenge that Bulgaria through at us down two sets to one and the nice response we put together,” U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach Kiraly said. “This is huge for the program. Everybody knows that we are going to Tokyo. We got that ticket locked in. We worked really hard for that this year. That helps in the planning, and it makes it that much closer in the distance. It is not that much distance to Tokyo.”

This was the first time an Olympic qualifying tournament was held in the U.S.

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