From left: Christa Harmotto (13) and Danielle Scott-Arruda (2) and Foluke Akinradewo (16) and Destinee Hooker (19) and Tayyiba Haneef-Park (3) and Nicole Davis (6) and Lindsey Berg (4). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
LONDON (AP) - Destinee wasn't enough for the United States.
Brazil upset the U.S. 3-1 for a second straight Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball. It was the Americans' only loss of the tournament.
In a rematch of the 2008 Beijing final, which the Brazilians also won 3-1 for their first gold in the sport, second-ranked Brazil rebounded from a disastrous first set to win 11-25, 25-17, 25-20 25-17.
Destinee Hooker, the second-best scorer in London and the star of the top-ranked U.S. team, was held to 14 points.
Brazil became the third team to repeat as gold medalist. The Soviet Union won in 1968 and 1972, while Cuba won three straight starting with the 1992 Barcelona Games.
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