Editor's note: This article will be updated with all the day's volleyball action in Tokyo.
Winless Argentina no match for Italy
The Italian women's volleyball team on Thursday remained unbeaten at the Tokyo Olympics, looking progressively stronger throughout a 3-0 sweep of winless Argentina in Pool B action at Ariake Arena.
Argentina made it more than competitive in the first set before succumbing 25-21, and Italy responded to the challenge by methodically closing things out, 25-16 and 25-15, to improve to 3-0 in the pool. Argentina fell to 0-3.
Dominican Republic tests South Korea
South Korea improved to 2-1 in Pool A, but not without being pressed into a fifth and final set by winless Dominican Republic.
Whenever it looked like South Korea had taken control, starting with a 25-20 first set, the Dominicans answered, swapping set victories before running out of steam in the fifth, ultimately falling 15-12 to fall to 0-3 in pool play.
Serbia keeps Kenya winless
Serbia improved to 3-0 in Pool A action by making quick work of its gritty African opponent, 25-21, 25-21 and 25-20.
Kenya fell to 0-3.