Result: Italy claim bronze in men's volleyball

Result: Italy claim bronze in men's volleyball
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Italy claim bronze in the men's volleyball following a three-sets-to-one victory over Bulgaria.

Italy have claimed bronze in the men's volleyball following a three-sets-to-one victory over a bullish Bulgaria side at Earls Court.

It was the Italians who took a one-game lead following a 25-19 first set, but Bulgaria levelled the match at one-set-all with a 25-23 score in the second.

The third set remained equally as tight, but the Italians moved ahead in the match, taking it 25-22 after impressive defensive work.

Italy grew into the fourth with their opponents failing to take their chances, and they secured the bronze medal with a 25-21 score in the fourth.

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