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Thai women go down fighting against USA

Five-set match against defending Olympic champs concludes impressive run at world volleyball championship

Thatdao Nuekjang and Pimpichaya Kokram in action at the net during Thailand’s match against the United States on Saturday at the FIVB Women’s World Championship. (FIVB Photo)

Thailand pushed the mighty United States to five sets before falling just short in their final match at the FIVB Women’s World Championship in Lodz, Poland on Saturday.

The Americans came out flat and seemingly unprepared for the robust Thai defence, with Thailand taking the first two sets. But the defending Olympic champions gradually found their form and wore down their opponents, ultimately prevailing 23-25, 21-25,…

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