Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil's men win volleyball gold on final day

Media playback is not supported on this device

Neymar watches Brazil win volleyball gold

Brazil made up for defeats in the last two Olympic men's volleyball finals and gave the home crowd a gold medal to celebrate as they beat Italy for gold on the closing day of the Games.

The home side won 3-0 in a raucous atmosphere to secure Brazil's seventh gold medal in Rio.

Brazil football hero Neymar was at the Maracanazinho arena to watch the final, 24 hours after his team won gold.

The USA earlier came back from two sets down to beat Russia 3-2 and win bronze.

Brazil's victory made amends for 2012, when they lost to Russia after missing two match points.

Subscribe to the BBC Sport newsletter to get our pick of news, features and video sent to your inbox.

Top Stories