Clancy and Artacho del Solar look to top volleyball pool against ROC
Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar will face Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) representatives Nadezda Makroguzova and Svetlana Kholomina in a top-of-the-pool matchup at 4pm AEST Friday, with both teams entering the match with two wins from two games.
Both the Australians and ROC pair defeated fellow pool-members Spain and Cuba in straight sets to ensure they will progress to the round of 16, with the winner of this matchup going through as top of the pool.
The ROC pair qualified for the Games as the ninth seed and have been impressive in their matchups so far.
The teams last met in the 2019 World Championships quarter-final, with Clancy and Artacho prevailing in a tight contest enroute to their bronze medal, Australia’s best international result in more than a decade.