Canadian men's volleyball team gets first win in Tokyo

Canada's Nicholas Hoag celebrates a point during a men's volleyball preliminary round pool A match between Canada and Iran at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Manu Fernandez/AP)

After dropping its first two games in the Tokyo Olympics, the Canadian men's volleyball team has claimed its first victory.

Canada defeated Iran in straight sets in the preliminary round on Wednesday, improving to 1-2 as they try to move on to the quarterfinals out of Pool A.

Captain Gord Perrin and Nicholas Hoag led the way as Canada opened a 6-1 lead in the first set and never looked back. The Canucks took over the game by a score of 26-16, 25-20, 25-22. They take the court again on Friday against Venezuela.

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