Thailand and Peru looking to complete Olympic cycle with victory


Tokyo, Japan, May 21, 2016 - Both Thailand and Peru lost their last hopes for Rio on the penultimate day of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan, but will each try to finish with a victory as they face each other on Sunday.

• Thailand beat Peru in straight sets at the 2012 World Olympic Qualification tournament.
• Thailand also beat Peru in straight sets in their last two meetings at world level tournaments, the 2011 World Grand Prix and 2007 World Cup.

• Thailand can no longer qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time.
• Thailand came from two sets behind to win 3-2 against Korea and they can now claim three successive wins at the World Olympic Qualification tournament for the first time.
• They can win three competitive matches in a row for the first time since a run of five in 2014-2015.
• Thatdao Nuekjang and Pleumjit Thinkaow each have 17 stuff blocks at this World Olympic Qualification tournament, fourth-most of all players.

• Peru are already out of the running for a ticket for Rio.
• They can claim their third win at this World Olympic Qualification tournament. They won one match in 2012, when they finished seventh out of eight teams at the World Olympic Qualification tournament.
• Angela Leyva leads her team in scoring 116 points, third-most of all players in Tokyo.
• Alexandra Munoz has an average of 6.80 setups, the fourth-most of all players.


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