‘I didn’t see their defence
and usually I’m better
at picking up on it. I
thought we would come
back the whole way
through, but I’m not sure
what went wrong’
Richard Schuil of the Netherlands, a volleyball gold
medallist in 1996, was competing in his fifth
Olympic Games
Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek on his way to a Round 1 victory
with partner Mariusz Prudel over Switzerland’s Sascha
Heyer and Sebastian Chevallier
Brazil’s Ricardo Santos (right), who with partner Pedro
Cunha was unable to extend his record of medals
in three straight Olympics (silver in 2000, gold in
2004, bronze in 2008) after a quarterfinal defeat by
Reckermann (left) and Brink