Rio 2016 Update

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Cameroon will make their first ever Olympic appearance in Rio 2016, following their 3-2 (25-14, 25-27, 21-25, 25-23, 15-7) upset of Egypt in the African Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament at Palais des Sports.

The Cameroonian scoring tandem of Nana Tchoudjang and Stephanie Fotoso reigned over Egyptian scorers Aya El Sham and Nana Meawad. Tchoudjang recorded 21 points, then Fotoso added 19 points to lead Cameroon to their 3-2 triumph. El Shami topped all scorers, then Nada Meawad added 15 markers on a losing effort for Egypt.

Meanwhile, Kenya seized the bronze medal after a straight-set (25-19, 25-21, 26-24) encounter with Algeria.

Hosts Cameroon earned the right to represent Africa in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, while Egypt and Kenya will have to compete again at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament to be played between May 14 and June 5 at a venue to be confirmed.

You can see how the places for Rio are filling up at:
http://www.fivb.com/en/about/news/rio-2016-olympic-games-qualification-process–?id=58310

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