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Result: Brazil defeat China for women's bronze medal

Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca win bronze for Brazil after edging out China's Xue Chen and Zhang Xi at Horse Guards Parade.

Brazil's Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca have come from a set behind to beat Chinese duo Xue Chen and Zhang Xi in the women's bronze medal match.

The contest started in a predictably even way, with both teams trading points in the early stages of the first set.

Xue and Zhang took control midway through the opener though, managing to build a clear lead over their opponents before closing it 21-11.

The Brazilians refused to give up easily after going behind, adjusting their tactics in the second set to keep the scores tight early on.

Silva and Franca failed to create a lead for themselves until late in the second set, but a period of superb serving from the duo allowed the South Americans to level the match after a 21-19 triumph.

China were shocked by Brazil's defiance and a thrilling match finished in typical fashion as Silva and Franca held on to win the third set 15-12 to secure a medal for the world number one ranked side.

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