Latvia wins Olympic beach volleyball bronze
Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins beat the Netherlands in the beach volleyball bronze medal match on Thursday night to win Latvia's first medal of the London Olympics.
The Latvians rallied after a first-set loss to beat Reinder Nummerdor and Rich Schuil 19-21, 21-19, 15-11.
It was Smedins' first Olympic appearance.
Schuil won the indoor volleyball gold medal in 1996. The Dutch pair finished tied for fifth on the beach in Beijing.