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08-04-2012

ARGENTINA'S IAN MEHAMED-SANTIAGO ETCHEGARY FINISHED FOURTH AT THE NEW STOP OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR

Mehamed-Etchegaray facing the Chilean Grimalt team in Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, April 8, 2012 - At the 7th stop of the South American Beach Volleyball Tour, the Argentine leader team of Ian Mehamed-Santiago Etchegaray ended in the fourth place after facing in a very hard semi-final match the Chilean Marco and Esteban Grimalt.

The Argentine team knew they had to give their utmost and even so, it would not be easy to qualify for the Final match. In a very exciting and terrific semi-final match they were overcome by the Grimalt 0-2 (23-25, 31-33) and after this exhausting match they also lost the Bronze Medal match won by Venezuela 2, Mussa-Castro 0-2 (17-21, 14-21).

Julián Azaad-Lisandro Rouzic, the other Argentine team finished ninth after losing in the first round v Brazil and Colombia 1.

For Argentine Volleyball that is growing steadily, the fact of participating at all South American competitions is a goal itself. The best two women teams - are training in Brazil for their next Continental Cup fight against Uruguay next June. The winner of that clash will get the ticket for London Olympic Games 2012.

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