IOC President watches victory of McNamaras

NANJING, China, August 19, 2014 - Canadian twins Megan and Nicole NcNamara kept their undefeated record after three matches in Pool A following a well fought victory over Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka of Latvia in three sets 2-1 (21-19, 14-21, 15-9) in 35 minutes on Tuesday.


IOC President Thomas Bach watched the first set of the match and then walked down to the sand to meet with the athletes.


Bach presented each of the athletes with lapel pins, and then posed for photos and even selfies with the athletes. In return, the athletes and the FIVB presented Bach with an official Mikasa game ball autographed by all of the players.


Puerto Ricans Lina Bernier and Valeria Cajigas defeated Mukantambara Seraphine and Lea Uwimbabaza of Rwanda 2-0 (21-14, 21-10) progressing to a 2-1 mark in Pool F.


Chelsi Ward and Malika Davidson of Trinidad & Tobago won 21-19, 21-9 over Nkoka and Moyipele of Congo. It was their first victory against two losses in Pool E.


Estefanie Bethancourt and Natalia Giron of Guatemala continued winless in three outings in Pool D after losing 21-13, 21-14 to Thailand’s Sirinuch Kawfong and Saowaros Tangkaeo.


In Pool C, Skye Mondesir and Dala Noel of St Lucia lost to Uruguay’s Maria Rotti and Lia Fortunati 2-0 (21-7, 21-4).