Brazil upset Team USA with an easy 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-19) win to secure the silver medal.
China guarantees its gold medal with still one round of matches left to play. Team USA will face off against Brazil in the battle for Silver.
The Chinese team started the set in an incredible 15-0 run
Team USA secured the win in the tie break. Meanwhile, the Chinese completely outclassed Korea and Japan upset Brazil, virtually crowning the Chinese as tournament champions with still two games left to play.
As the tournament moves over from Tokyo to Nagoya, Team USA will try to build on their win against Korea, while the Russian squad must win to threaten China’s inevitable title.
Rachel Adams, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Jordan Larson, Andrea Drews and Kimberly Hill all gave a balanced effort in USA’s victory over Korea 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-16)
Korea fought back from a 2-0 set hole to win in five over Germany, as they will now meet Poland in the Group 2 Championship at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix.