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Date of birth
31 Jul 1987
Sport GuidesBEACH VOLLEYBALL
Janis Smedins competed in BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Did you know?
- At London 2012, beach volleyball is being staged at Horse Guards Parade, normally reserved for the Queen's birthday celebrations.
- Unlike volleyball, beach volleyball is played by teams of two players as opposed to teams of six.
- A total of 24 teams compete in both the men's and women's preliminary phase. Sixteen teams will progress to the knockout stages.
- Matches are the best of three sets, with 21 points required to win a set, and 15 in a potential third and deciding set.
- Although only on the Olympic schedule since 1996, beach volleyball began in Santa Monica, California, in the 1920s.
|9 Aug||Men's Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal Match||Won|
|7 Aug||Men's Beach Volleyball Semi-final 1, Match 51||—|
|6 Aug||Men's Beach Volleyball Quarter-final 2, Match 48||Won|
|3 Aug||Men's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 Match 41||Won|
|2 Aug||Men's Beach Volleyball Pool E Match 33||Won|
|31 Jul||Men's Beach Volleyball Pool E Match 21||Won|
|29 Jul||Men's Beach Volleyball Pool E Match 10||Won|
More Athletes in Beach Volleyball
Head to Head
Janis Smedins vs John Garcia-Thompson
London 2012 medals
London 2012 appearances
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