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Goodwill Games, Men 2001  
Brisbane, Australia 29 Aug. - 4 Sep.
Loiola & Ricardo Upset World Champions to take gold

Second-seeded Jose Loiola and Ricardo Santos completed a Brazilian sweep of the gold medals in the Beach Volleyball competition at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane by defeating 2001 World Champions Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde from Argentina.

They scored a 2-0 (21-14, 21-13) victory in 35 minutes over the top-seeded Argentineans to split the US$ 30,000 first-place prize, while the Argentineans settled for US$ 24,000 and the silver medal

By winning both the men’s and women’s 2001 Goodwill Games gold medals, Brazil duplicated the feat they achieved at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York where Para/Guilherme won the men’s title and Adriana Behar/Shelda won the women’s crown.

In the bronze medal match, USA captured its third straight Goodwill Games medal when fourth-seeded Metzger/Wong defeated their American rivals Fonoimoana/Heidger 23-21 and 21-19 in 52 minutes.