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Turkey’s women’s volleyball team starts Olympics with win over China

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The Turkish women’s volleyball team won their first game against Olympic champion China at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkey sealed a 3-0 victory in Pool B against China by winning straight sets — 21-25, 14-25, 14-25 — at Ariake Arena.

“Right now we’re so happy because we know the Chinese are a great team, they have incredibly talented players and they are the Olympic champions,” Turkey captain Eda Dündar, who led the match with four blocks, told reporters.

“Today we served very well. … We were leading all through the game. Maybe China didn’t play their best game, but we did.”

Competing along with the US, the Russian Olympic Committee, Italy, China and Argentina in the group stage, Turkey will face Italy in their second game on July 27.

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