Broder and Valjas book place in knock-out rounds

Rio de Janeiro, August 11, 2016 – Canada’s Jamie-Lyn Broder and Kristina Valjas secured their second win at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games with a 2-0 (21-12, 21-16) victory over Egypt’s Nada Meawad and Doaa Elghobashy at Copacabana Beach Arena on Thursday. 

Here’s what they said after the match…

Jamie-Lyn Broder, Canada
“We hope to keep winning, I think we're getting rolling now. We've had a lot of matches and experience so I think we're feeling ready.”

Kristina Valjas, Canada
“Well, it was pretty windy today, and it doesn't really matter what your level of play is, you just have to really focus on every point on your side. I think we did a good job at that. Despite some plays being really ugly, we made them work.”

Nada Meawad, Egypt
“We would have loved to have done better than this, however, we were here representing Egypt and we were really proud to be representing such a place. Egypt is a huge country, with lots of history and we are really proud of it. We're just really proud to be here today.”

Doaa Elghobashy, Egypt
“It's pretty normal to have this reaction when you're breaking all the rules of this game. It's the first time in history of beach volleyball to not have players in bikinis and instead in a Muslim dress. A lot of people are in shock of how we are breaking the boundaries, breaking the rules and doing something new.”

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Beach volleyball - Media Guide
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