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Venezuela takes home men’s gold medal at Bolivarian Games

SANTA MARTA, Colombia, November 24, 2017 – Venezuela captured the men’s volleyball gold medal of the Bolivarian Games after defeating Chile in four sets on Thursday night.

The first two sets of the contest were a real battle between the two squads before the Venezuelans took control to win 3-1 (25-23, 28-30, 25-9, 25-19).

Venezuela had beaten Ecuador 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-11) in the semifinal phase of the eight-team competition.

The eventual champions finished undefeated at 3-0 in Pool A with a come-from-behind victory over the Dominican Republic 3-2 (28-25, 13-25, 16-25, 25-20, 15-10).

Colombia defeated Ecuador in straight sets 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-21) in the match for the bronze medal.