Looking at the main stats, it is crazy. Russia outblocks the USA by 8. If you see that, Russia should have won.
But then at the service line, the USA has 8 more aces.
Finally, spiking 21 more points from the USA! In a 3 set match against Russia, the USA basically won a set spiking the ball. Ridiculous.
Tomorrow's Gold Medal Match against Brazil should be very interesting, because both teams will want to put a statement out to say, I am a favorite for Rio.
I would not call the winner the favorite for RIO...Brazil,USA and NED were the only ones that played the whole GP with their full squad basically without making a lot of changes like everybody else did.....and USA lost to China, and Brazil lost to China/Serbia...In the last 2 years the winner and runner up of the GP did not finish in the TOP 2 of the WCH and World Cup...