Poland sweeps Canada to close first round

TOKYO, Japan, August 1, 2021 – Poland beat Canada in straight sets 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) in the last day of the preliminary round of the men’s volleyball tournament at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Sunday.

Poland finished atop of Pool A with a 4-1 record, the same as Italy but with 13-10 difference in points. Canada ended at 2-3 with 7-6 margin over Iran (also 2-3).

Bartosz Kurek and Wilfredo Leon topped the scoring of Poland with 17 and 16 points, respectively. Nicholas Hoag was the best scorer for Canada with 9 points.

Poland led in blocks 13-4 with Kurek leading the way with five blocks, and Leon finished with 5 aces as Poland led in service winners 7-4.