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Friday, August 10, 2012

OLYMPICS : Germany beat Brazil to win mens Volleyball GOLD medal

Germany stunned world champions Brazil to take gold in the men's Beach Volleyball as they became the first European team to win the Olympic Games title.

Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won by two sets to one, 23-21 16-21 16-14, but it took them five match points to settle the contest.

It meant there was no fairytale for Brazil's Emanuel Rego - the 39-year-old who won gold at Athens 2004 and bronze at Beijing 2008 and was competing in his fifth Olympic Games - and Alison Cerutti.

Latvia's Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins took bronze - their country's first medal of London 2012 - in a surprise 2-1 victory over Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil of the Netherlands.


Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won gold in the all-American final of the women's Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade.

The duo claimed their third consecutive Olympic Games title after they defeated number six seeds Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in straight sets.

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