Brazil secures Olympic spot in women’s volleyball



SAO CARLOS, Brazil (AP) — Olympic champion Brazil will get to defend its women’s volleyball title in London after beating Peru 25-12, 25-16, 25-9 in the final of the South American qualifying tournament on Sunday.

Only the winner of the seven-team tournament was going to secure a trip to London, and Brazil needed 65 minutes to earn its berth in the final in the interior city of Sao Carlos.

Brazil had failed to grab one of the three spots in the World Cup in Japan last year, which were secured by Italy, the United States and China. Algeria, Turkey, the Dominican Republic and host Great Britain also have already qualified.

An international qualifying tournament next week will determine the final teams to be playing in the women’s tournament in London.