Ishikawa and Nishida lead Japan over Canada 

TOKYO, Japan, July 26, 2021 – Host Japan recovered from losing the first set to defeat Canada 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20) in Pool A of the men’s volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Monday. 

Japan improved its win-loss record to 2-0 while Canada dropped to 0-2 after losing to Italy in five sets in their first outing. 

The tandem of Yuki Ishikawa and Yuji Nishida registered 22 and 21 points, respectively, as the best Japanese scorers. Ran Takahashi chipped in with 10 points in the victory. 

John Gordon Perrin finished with 20 points for Canada while Sharone Vernon-Evans added 10 in the losing effort.