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Volleyball ace says Great Britain can still go through
2:00pm Saturday 4th August 2012 in Sport
KIDDERMINSTER volleyball star Rachel Bragg is vowing to fight until the end in London despite seeing qualification for the knock-out stages creep further away.
The 27-year-old took on the Dominican Republic at Earls Court with Great Britain occupying the fourth and final last-eight spot in group ‘A’.
However, the team ranked 11th in the world clearly felt they had a point to prove, running away in straight sets 25-9, 25-18, 25-19 for their first win at the 2012 Olympics.
They pushed the hosts down a place into fifth, currently outside of a quarter-final berth.
But all is not lost for Team GB, who face Japan in their final group game tomorrow, and Bragg insists nobody is throwing in the towel.
“We are disappointed and absolutely gutted because we went into the game looking to get a result and haven’t done that,” said Bragg.
“Again, though, we were playing one of the top teams in the world who had great fire-power and we just couldn’t keep up with it.
“They really took the game to us and were scoring with such powerful hits and it was tough.
“But we still have one more game and are here making history with this being the first Games where our country is represented in the sport and we want to continue for as long as possible.
“We have got one win against Algeria which was not meant to happen on paper, so we need to take a lot from that and really take the game to Japan.”
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