Tijana Boskovic in action against Japan as she fires off 34 points to lead Serbia to a sweep of the Tokyo Olympics hosts.

Jordan Thompson beacame the first player at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to break the 30-point mark in scoring, as she fired away 34 points in leading USA to a spectacular 3-0 (29-27, 25-22, 25-21) sweep of defending champions China on Day 2 of the women's competition, Tuesday morning.

And just a little later Tijana Boskovic followed suit with an exactly same scoring performance of 34 as she led Serbia in taking down hosts Japan 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 26-24).

They are both the first players to make the list of those that have scored 30 points or more in a single Olympic Games match in just three sets.

Twenty-four-year-old Thompson registered a 56% attacking efficiency (28/50) and added four blocks and two aces for her tally of 34.

"My teammates just gave me a lot of confidence and I know that I can just go out and do a lot of swinging, and that they will always have my back," said Thompson after the match. "So that gives me a lot of confidence to go out and play free. I think that's what I did today. I felt really confident going in and I knew that we are starting to find our rhythm as a team and so it wasn't expected but a pleasant surprise."


USA's Jordan Thompson became the first player to score 30+ at the Tokyo Olympics with 34 against China.

Thompson is the second American to make the list of 30+ scorers at the Olympics. Danielle Scott had bagged 30 points in USA's 3-2 win over Korea at Sydney 2000.

Boskovic, also 24, attacked for 63% (31/49) against Japan and produced two blocks and an ace to reach the total of 34.

She is the first Serbian to enter the exclusive list at the Olympic Games. Boskovic had come close to breaking the mark on the opening day of the women's tournament at Tokyo 2020, but had stopped at 28 points in Serbia's 3-0 win over the Dominican Republic.

The overall scoring record in a single match at the Olympic Games remains 44 points, by Croatia's Barbara Jelic in their 3-1 win over China at Sydney 2000.

Barbara Jelic of Croatia

Barbara Jelic of Croatia

All records are since the introduction of the rally-scoring system, as of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.