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Beach Volleyball: Sierra Leone pair goes down to Russia

August 1, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Sierra Leone duo; Abubakarr Kamara and Lombie Patrick suffered their second successive defeat in the ongoing World Championship on Monday on Side Court 2.

Sierra Leone pair, Abu Bakarr Kamara and Patrick Lombi are searching for their first ictory when they take on Russian duo; Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Artem Yarzutkin today (

The Olympic silver medal winners after dropping the Rio Copacabana finale to Alison and Bruno, Lupo and Nicolai are competing in their third world championships together and have won both of their Pool K matches, including a 2-0 (21-15, 21-12) win in 36 minutes over 35th-seeded Christopher McHugh/Damien Schumann of Australia.

With an opening win Saturday over 38th-seeded African qualifiers Abubakarr Kamara/Lombie Patrick of Sierra Leone, Lupo and Nicolai conclude Pool K play Tuesday against 14th-seeded Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Artem Yarzutkin of Russia, the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic champions.

Patrick Lombi, Sierra Leone – “It was a lot of mistakes in the first match for us and we didn’t force errors.  We are here to keep on fighting for points.  It takes a lot of rallies.  If you are in that tough level of play you know how to make the points.  It is not a big deal for us, we know that we have a long way to go.  The guy (Stoyanoviskiy) is too tall, really.  To fight against a tall block like that you have to go higher.  The fact that we reached 15 points is a very good day for us, it’s a plus.”

Oleg Stoyanovskiy, Russia – “We only have one game left in pool, against Nicolai and Lupo.  They are a solid team.  We trained with them one training camp.  We have to have our best game to be in that.  It is hard to avoid the block of Nicolai, you have to reach high and hit harder and higher.”

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