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US sweep beach volleyball golds

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The US men's beach volleyball team cruised to victory to complete a double in the event after their female compatriots' took gold on Thursday.

Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser beat Brazil's Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes 23-21, 17-21, 15-4.

After edging a tight first set and dropping the second, the US pair took control to win easily in the third.

Brazil's silver completes a double of their own, after Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego earlier claimed bronze.

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Former Olympic champions Santos and Rego easily defeated Georgia's Jorge Terceira and Renato Gomes, 21-15 21-10.

The US men's win comes a day after Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor retained their women's beach volleyball crown with victory over China's Tian Jia and Wang Jie.




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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forBrazil 1 1 0 2
Men 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 0 2
Men 1 0 0
Women 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forChina 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 1
4 also show each event results forRussia 0 0 1 1
Men 0 0 1

see also
US retain beach volleyball crown
21 Aug 08 |  Volleyball
BBC Olympics blog
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics


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