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Aleksandrs Samoilovs

Nationality Latvian
Age 35
Best results Gold World Tour 4* Moscow 2019
Gold World Tour 3* Jurmala 2019
Gold World Tour 4* Espinho 2018
Biography I started playing beach volleyball at 16; I never played indoor. At 19 I won the U20 European Championships with Martins Plavins and switched to beach volleyball, becoming a pro. In 2005 we won the U21 World Championships and in 2008 qualified for the Beijing Olympics, gaining a 9th place. After Beijing I partnered with Ruslans Sorokins and in 2009 won silver on the World Tour. In 2012 I qualified for the London Olympics and after partnered with Janis Smedins. In our first year we won 8 medals on World Tour and became World Tour champions. My father, Genadijs Samoilovs, was my first and only coach and my brother, Mihails Samoilovs, won bronze at the U21 World Championships last year. I also organize beach volleyball camps around the world, called BeachBoxCamps.
Opinion KotC format It’ll be fun to see how the game is affected by time limits and experience the new buzz the King of the Court will bring to our sport.

Janis Smedins

Nationality Latvian
Age 33
Best results Gold World Tour 4* Moscow 2019
Gold World Tour 3* Jurmala 2019
Gold World Tour 4* Espinho 2018
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