Team USA men’s volleyball sweeps No. 4 ranked France in opening match

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Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 12:24 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 24, 2021 at 1:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Team USA men’s volleyball team swept France in their first match of pool play at the Tokyo Olympics with scores of 25-18, 25-18, and 25-22.

[Read more about all of Hawaii’s players in the Tokyo Olympics by clicking here.]

Prior to the game, the Federation of International Volleyball ranked Team USA at No. 5 while France came in at No. 4.

Hawaii’s Micah Christenson finished the game with 43 assists, five digs, and a hitting percentage of 1.00.

Moreover, Hawaii’s Erik Shoji contributed six digs.

The USA men’s volleyball team has not won a gold medal since 2008.

Team USA’s next match will be against the Russian Olympic Committee — Team ROC beat Argentina in four sets in their first game.

Watch as Christenson and the Shoji brothers take on Team ROC on July 25 at 4:05 pm HST on KHNL.

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