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Canada finishes Olympic qualifier with a win but still out of Tokyo 2020

KALININGRAD, Russia — Alexa Gray had 21 points to lead Canada's women's volleyball team past Mexico 3-0 on Sunday in their final match at an Olympic qualification tournament.

The Canadians won the three sets 25-22, 25-15, 25-17.

With a 1-2 record at the tournament Canada does not qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from this tournament.

Instead, the Canadians will have another chance in the NORCECA continental tournament early next year.

Russia won the qualification tournament with a five-set win over South Korea on Sunday, earning a berth for Tokyo.

Six four-team events were held around the world this weekend, serving as the first Olympic qualifiers.

The remaining five spots in the 12-team Games — host Japan gets an automatic entry — will be determined at regional championships in January.

The Canadian Press