The Russian men’s volleyball team lost to the French in the group stage at the Tokyo Olympics. This defeat was the first for the Russians at the Olympics after three victories.
The meeting with the French team ended with the score 3–1 (25:21, 20:25, 25:17, 25:20) in favor of the French.
The Russian team tops the group table. The second place is taken by the Brazilian team, the third by the French. In the final round of the group stage, the Russians will play with the Tunisian national team on August 1.