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Alison wins “block” party to spark Copacabana celebration

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 16, 2016 - The afternoon session at the “Coliseu on Copacabana” started with a crowd-silencing women’s semi-final win for Germany and ended with a spectator-awakening victory for Brazil as Alison Cerutti’s 12 blocks pay dividends for he and Bruno Oscar Schmidt as the pair delighted the home crowd by advancing to Thursday’s gold medal match with a thrilling three-set victory over Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of The Netherlands.

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Alison and Bruno break through tough times to keep golden dream alive

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 16, 2016 – Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt reached the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games beach volleyball men’s gold medal match by defeating the Netherlands Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen 2-1 (21–17, 21–23, 16–14) in the semifinals at the Copacabana Beach Venue on Tuesday.

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2015 World Champs vs. 2013 World Champs in first men's semi-final

Rio de Janeiro, August 16, 2016 - #1 seed and 2015 World Champions, Brazil's Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt take on Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands, the 2013 World Champions and #2 seed in the first semi-finals in Rio.

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