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
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
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”.