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2012 Olympics Women's Gold Medal Volleyball Match: United States Falls To Brazil, 3-1

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the United States women's volleyball team fell to Brazil in the gold medal game by a final score of 3-1. Four years later at the 2012 London Olympics the two teams would meet again with a strikingly similar result as the U.S. once again fell to Brazil in the Olympic final by a final score of 3-1.

The United States took the first set in the match by a score of 25-11, but the Brazilians dominated the game thereafter going 25-17, 25-20 and 25-17 in the next three sets en route to the gold.

Plantation, Fl. native and Stanford alum, Foluke Akinradewo scored 11 points in the match (eight spikes, three blocks).

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.