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Russia hails women's volleyball team's qualifying for London Olympics

05-29-2012 11:03 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

MOSCOW, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Qualifying for the London Olympics, let alone winning any medal there, is considered a success for the Russian women's volleyball team, the country's sports official said Monday.

"A good result is to bring back awards. Any medal at the Olympics is already a success," head of the Russian Volleyball Federation Stanislav Shevchenko told reporters.

He praised the team's performance in Tokyo as "cohesive and self-disciplined", hinting that team still have chance to get victory in London under such performance.

The Russian girls, who are the reigning world champions, won the Olympic qualification tournament on Sunday in Tokyo after winning seven matches in a row.

Thus, Russia secured one of the four remaining tickets to London Olympic Games to be held from July 27 to August 12.

The other three tickets went to South Korea, Serbia and Japan.

Russia has set a minimum target of 25 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London in a bid to reach a top-three place in the medal table.

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: Xinhua

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