Hollywood Actress Reese Witherspoon Congratulates USA Women’s Volleyball Team for Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gold Medal Win

Published 08/10/2021, 10:10 AM EDT


The Tokyo Olympics 2020 came to a fitting end last weekend. The truly mesmerizing closing ceremony captured the imagination of fans and audiences across the globe. Just like in Rio 2016, it was the United States of America that finished at the summit of the Olympic medal tally. The American Olympic contingent finished with a total of 113 medals, including 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze medals.

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One of the American teams to secure gold in Japan was the women’s volleyball team. The squad defeated Brazil 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-14) at Ariake Arena to win their first-ever Olympic gold medal in volleyball. The team was coached by three-time Olympic gold medalist and retired dominant beach volleyball professional Karch Kiraly.

A host of former players and retired athletes congratulated them on this fantastic achievement. But there was another public figure that paid tribute to the new Olympic champions.

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Reese Witherspoon congratulates USA volleyball team for Tokyo Olympics gold

Popular Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon took to Twitter with a tweet congratulating the USA volleyball team for their heroic achievement at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The Legally Blonde superstar paying close attention to this year’s Summer Games. She previously congratulated Team USA’s Sunisa Lee (gymnastics) and Alex Walsh (swimming) for their Olympic displays earlier this month.

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Prior to 2014, the United States women’s national volleyball team had achieved second place six times in major competitions. That year, the women’s team enjoyed their first breakthrough to capture a major title as they defeated China in the World Women’s Volleyball Championship final. They finished on the podium at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. They won bronze five years ago in Rio. The team finally crossed the threshold and managed to win top honours at the recently concluded Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Coach Kiraly will look to build on this performance as they set their sights on Paris 2024. The sky is the limit for this young and determined group of women. But only time will tell if they are successful in defending their Olympic title in France, three years from now.

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