Canadians Bansley & Wilkerson to quarterfinals

TOKYO, Japan, August 1, 2021 – Canadians Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson have advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a grueling victory in three sets over Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil of United States on early Sunday.

Bansley and Wilkerson recovered from losing a close first set and went on to claim the victory 2-1 (22-24, 21-18, 15-13).

In the men’s round of 16, Qatar’s Cherif Yonousse and Ahmed Tijan overcame Americans Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser 2-1 (14-21, 21-19, 15-11).