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LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
BEACH VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE
GOLDSCHMIT & CHIYA
The African confederation’s representatives qualified for London in
April when they won the African leg of the Continental Cup by beating
Angola in the final in Flic en Flac, Mauritius. The win meant that
Goldschmit and Chiya became the first South African pair to compete
in an Olympic Games beach volleyball tournament since Athens 2004,
the only other time South Africa has competed in beach volleyball at
the Olympics. They played as a pair on the FIVB SWATCH World Tour
for the first time in 2012 at the Prague Open before featuring at the
Gstaad and Berlin Grand Slams. They have also been competing at
continental and national level from which they obtained their Olympic
Games eligibility of 12 tournaments via the South Africa and Namibia
national tours in addition to theWorld Tour and Continental Cup. They
are coached by Gershon Rorich, who played alongside Goldschmit in
the 2008 Prague, Barcelona, Stare Jablonki and Zagreb Opens. Chiya
played with Rorich at the 2007 Forteleza Open.
Together since: 2012 (3)
MOST RECENT TEAM RESULTS
Year Tournament
Country Category Rk Prize money
2012
Berlin
GER
GS
41
0
2012
Gstaad
SUI
GS
41
0
2012
Prague
CZE
OPEN 57
0
RSA