Iran- Cuba volleyball match

Rio 2016: Iran gains first win by defeating Cuba

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran defeated Cuba 3-0 in their third game in the men’s volleyball tournament of Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil on Thursday.

Iran’s national Volleyball team showed excellent consistency throughout today’s match, and trounced Cuba 3-0 (25-21, 31-29 and 25-16) to stand behind Argentina and Poland.

Shahram Mahmoudi led Iran with 15 points, while Seyed Mohammad Mousavi and Milad Ebadipour added 11 and 8, respectively. For Cuba, Miguel Angel Lopez Castro scored 14 points, followed by Osniel Lazaro Melgarejo Hernandez with 12.

Earlier, Argentina trounced Iran 3-0 in their first game of the tournament while Poland and Iran played a dramatic five-setter match in which the world champion managed to defeat Raul Lozano’s men 3-2.

The volleyball tournaments at the Rio 2016 Rio Olympic Games started on August 6, and will finish on August 21. Iran is pitted against Argentina, Cuba, Egypt, Poland and Russia in Pool B. Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico and the United States have been drawn in Pool A.

By Fars News Agency