August 10, 2012

Olympics beach volleyball: Germany shock Brazil to win gold

Brink and Reckermann clinched the first set 23-21, before Brazil's reigning world champions won 21-16 in the second to take the match to a deciding set.

The Germans blew three gold medal points before clinching the final set 16-14 to condemn Brazil to silver.

Latvia beat Netherlands to earn bronze.

Brink and Reckermann's triumph helped Germany become the first European country to win Olympic gold in the event.

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