Xue/Zhang lost opener of beach volleyball

Updated: 2012-07-28 19:12:16


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LONDON - Beijing Olympic bronze medallists Xue Chen/Zhang Xi were defeated on Saturday by Russian duo Anastasia Vasina/Anna Vozakova at the opener of the women's beach volleyball preliminaries of the London Olympic Games.

As the very first match of the beach volleyball event, the 23rd-seeded Russian pair successfully limited their Chinese opponents' offense with firm blocks on its way to the 18-21, 21-14, 16-14 victory at the Horse Guards Parade, a fabulous venue on the Prime Minister's doorstep.

Vasina/Vozakova had nine successful blocks during the one-hour match, mainly came from Vasina, while China had only three. Meanwhile, the second seed Xue/Zhang committed 10 serving mistakes, the Russians had nil.

Medal Count

1 46 29 29
2 38 27 22
3 29 17 19
4 24 25 33
5 13 8 7
6 11 19 14

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