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Alexander Brouwer and

Robert Meeuwsen

became the first Dutch

side to win an Olympic

medal when they held off

the challenge of Russia's

Konstantin Semenov and

Viacheslav Krasilnikov.

The Dutch pair won 2-0

(23-21, 24-22) playing four

match points before

securing victory.

Brouwer and Meeuwsen became the first Dutch team

to win the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

when they triumphed in 2013. At Rio 2016, they

bettered Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil's

fourth place finish at London 2012.

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THIS IS VOLLEYBALL

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FIVB IN RIO 2016