Brazil wins the Lima 2019 Pan American Games Bronze


LIMA, Peru, August 4, 2019. - Brazil won the Men’s Volleyball bronze medal match of the 2019 Lima Pan American Games to Chile 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-21) on Sunday at the Multisport Complex El Callao of Lima, Peru.


Brazil won their fifth bronze medal at Pan Am Games (1955, 1971, 1987, 2003) with no complications but with a lot more resistance and leveled scores from Chile in set three. Brazil also outplayed Chile here in Lima during the preliminary round.


Brazil topped Chile since the first set jumping to an early and overwhelming lead. Brazil outnumbered Chile in every skill, with 42-34 in attack, 6-1 in blocks and 5-1 in aces.  The bronze medalists allowed 16 points on unforced errors and Chile a total of 22.


Outside hitter Kadu scored a match-high of 18 points all on kills for Brazil’s bronze medal win, while opposite player Aboubacar Dramé registered 10 points all on kills as well and middle blocker Eder Carbonera scored 9 points including 3 aces. Outside hitter Vicente Parraguirre, kept his leading attacking offense for Chile with 14 points.




Aboubacar Dramé, opposite player of Brazil: “We wanted to win the gold, unfortunately it didn’t happen. We worked really hard to come here and perform well and we won the bronze medal, I am very proud of this. We are young, we are just beginning our career and this medal is very important for us”.


Marcelo Fronckowiak, Head coach of Brazil: “This is a positive balance of the tournament, we reached the podium and a medal is a great deal for these young players, it’ really important having a victory after yesterday’s frustration. Yesterday we faced a great Cuban team that influenced the result. I believe we need to develop a lot, grow and practice, but we are on the right track. I am glad, honored to represent my country and to help Brazil’s volleyball”.


Daniel Nejamkin, Head coach of Chile: “This is a negative result for us, it was our worst game. This bronze medal match was Brazil’s best version and Chile’s worst one. About our performance in the entire event, it’s highly positive; this is an historic result even if we wanted to finish in another position”.


Tomas Parraguirre, opposite player of Chile: “From the beginning Brazil served strong. We played much better in the third with some changes and we improved the score a little bit; but with a lot of difficulty. In general our performance in the Games was very good, the rest of the world hadn’t seen us play like this”.