TOKIO, Japan, July 24, 2021 – Alessandro
Michieletto exploded with 24 points as Italy
scored a sensational come-from-behind victory by
recovering from two sets down to edge Canada 3-2
(26-28, 18-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-11) in the first
match of the volleyball tournament of the Tokyo
2020 Olympic Games.
Cuban-born Osmany Juantorena contributed 21
points in the victory and Luca Vettori added 10.
Nicholas Hoag and John Gordon Perrin were the
best scorers for Canada with 18 and 17 points,
Italy outscored Canada 10-5 in blocks and 7-4 in