Congrats to Russia, even though Kosheleva had a bad match today Russia deserves this title, all over the tournament their attack was outstanding and they are also good in all other elements.
Seems like Brazil simply can't beat Russia in important matches. Athens 2004, WCH 2006 and now again, always 5 sets and always Russia wins
I also have to mention Kuzyutkin. It was quite a brave decision to use two completely new setters this summer instead of the experienced ones, but Startseva definitely showed that his decision was right. Perepelkina also is a very valuable addition to the team, even though Merkulova is so tall I think the other MBs are better than her. And Kryuchkova after several years of playing REALLY bad is suddenly stronger than ever too.
It was really sad to see the Brazilian players all crying, but they had their chances...they just made too many errors and they have no Gamova.
Also congrats to Japan for the bronze medal, this is a great success for them and a reward for many years of hard work from Takeshita, Sano and Kimura as leaders of the team.
USA peaked too early this year, they played much better in WGP than now unfortunately.