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Pool D thrillers continue with Latvians defeating Canadians

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2016 - Forecasted to be the toughest of the six men’s pools in the Rio 2016 Olympic Beach Volleyball competition did materialize here Sunday and early Monday with both Pool D matches being three-setters concluding with an Latvian come-from-behind win over Canada.

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Lion King roars way to victory

Rio de Janeiro, August 7, 2016 – Latvia’s Janis Smedins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs began their Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games campaign by beating Canada’s Chaim Schalk and Ben Saxton 2-1 (21-17, 18-21, 15-13) at the Copacabana Beach Arena on Sunday.

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The Lion King begins his quest for gold against Canada

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 6, 2016 - Latvia's Lion King, Aleksandrs Samoilovs, and his partner Janis Smedins try to recapture London Olympics magic against Canada's Ben Saxton/Chaim Schalk in the final match of day two.

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Referees

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Elzir Martins De Oliveira

Nationality
Brazil
Birth Date
8/10/1962
Birth Place
Rio de Janeiro
Beach International Referee Nominated
1997

Daniel Apol

Nationality
United States
Birth Date
4/12/1972
Birth Place
GRAND RAPIDS, (MICH)
Beach International Referee Nominated
2007
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Rankings

Rank Teams Points Won Lost Sets Won Sets Lost Ratio Points Won Points Lost Ratio
1
Nivaldo/Gonzalez
CUB
6 3 0 6 2 3.000 159 142 1.1197
2
Pedro Solberg/Evandro
BRA
4 1 2 4 5 0.800 167 159 1.0503
3
Schalk/Saxton
CAN
4 1 2 3 5 0.600 138 149 0.9262
4
Samoilovs/Smedins
LAT
4 1 2 4 5 0.800 150 164 0.9146

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