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Nanjing, China, August 25, 2014 - The sport revenge arrived at the Beach Volleyball Men's competition at the Youth's Olympic Games when Santiago Aulisi-Leandro Aveiro defeated the German Rudolf-Stadie 2-1 (20-22, 21-18, 19-17) in the longest match among the best eight teams and now in a clear Continental Semi-Final Round, while Finland [12] will face Russia [20], the light blue - white team [9] will play against Venezuela Tigrito-Hernandez [30] at 16.00 this Wednesday, August 27th on the last day of the beach volleyball matches.

It was a very exciting match won by the mínimum difference and Argentina coming from behind recovered from losing the first set against the only team that won Pool B undefeated and remained that way. A spike on the hands of Mar del Plata Aulisi gave Argentina the first winning point closed then by a strong blocking of his partner from Tunuyan, Mendoza, Aveiro. A great victory for Argentine Beach Volleyball coached by Pablo Bernardi together with world champions like Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde supported also by Diego Ramirez, Pablo Del Coto and Andres Soriano, that also made a great job at the Argentine women's team that finished fifth this morning.

Hiruela-Verasio finished fifth

Camila Hiruela-Irene Verasio were overcome by Brazil after terrific first set match. Anyway they showed an outstanding level with a total record of win-loss 5-2 in their first world competition experience. Brazil and Canada advanced to the sem-finals of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games by winning on a sunny Monday afternoon at the Nanjing Sports Park Complex.

Brazil won a hard-fought match over South American rivals Argentina, 2-0 (26-24, 21-14), to move on to the semi-finals. “Argentina made this a very tough match,” said Brazil’s Eduardo Santos Lisboa.

Brazil’s Ana Patricia Silva, the tallest women’s player at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games at 6-foot-4 (193 cm), made life difficult for Argentina, recording several key blocks in the second set to inspire the Brazilians.

“We fought as equals, so we are happy,” Argentina’s Irene Varasio. “Nothing went wrong, they were just better than us.”

Lisboa has now won 17 consecutive matches, including the gold medal at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships in Porto, Portugal.

Brazil will play the winner of Austria vs. Russia in the semi-finals on August 26. “Right now we will rest and focus on our next match,” Ana Patricia said.

In the other quarterfinal of the afternoon session, Canada moved on by defeating their North American rivals, the United States, 2-1 (14-21, 21-18, 15-8).

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