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Cool Cubans in Control

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9, 2016 - Cubans Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez validated their opening victory Sunday over a team from Beach Volleyball power Brazil by defeating 2015-2016 FIVB World Tour leaders Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins of Latvia here Tuesday in a Pool D men’s match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Cuba keep hopes in check despite second Copacabana win

Rio de Janeiro, August 9, 2016 – Cuba’s Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez recorded their second win at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games when they beat Latvia’s Janis Smedins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs 2-1 (23-21, 21-19, 15-9) at the Copacabana Beach Arena on Tuesday.

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Latvia and surprising Cubans looking to take control of pool D

Rio de Janeiro, August 9, 2016 - Latvia's Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Janis Smedins and Cuba's Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez start off the afternoon session of day four in a battle to control pool D.

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Referees

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Roman Pristovakin

Nationality
Russia
Birth Date
4/27/1978
Birth Place
Tomsk
Beach International Referee Nominated
2009

Jonas Personeni

Nationality
Switzerland
Birth Date
8/21/1983
Birth Place
ARBON
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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