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Nicolai & Lupo recover from earlier setback

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 11, 2016 - After dropping their final pool play match here Thursday afternoon, Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai recovered sufficiently to defeat Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak of Poland in a three-set “lucky loser” match in the evening to advance to the men’s elimination bracket in the Beach Volleyball competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Lupo and Nicolai ready to ignore friendship in the round of 16

Rio de Janeiro, August 11, 2016 – Italy’s Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai booked their place in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games round of 16 with a 2-1 (21-12, 15-21, 15-13) victory over Poland’s Bartosz Losiak and Piotr Kantor in the lucky loser round at Copacabana Beach Arena on Thursday.

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Italy and Poland meet in lucky loser for a second chance at advancing

Rio de Janeiro, August 11, 2016 - Italy's Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai and Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak of Poland meet in the "lucky loser" match for 3rd-place pool finishers giving them one more chance to advance to the elimination stage.

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Charalampos Papadogoulas

Nationality
Greece
Birth Date
11/29/1977
Birth Place
Larissa
Beach International Referee Nominated
2006

Lijun Wang

Nationality
China
Birth Date
7/10/1975
Birth Place
SHENYANG CHINA
Beach International Referee Nominated
2010
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