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Film Room Friday: Ricardo-Alvaro top Binstock-Palm in Battle of Veteran Olympians

There has been exactly one Olympic Games in which beach volleyball was a sport that did not include either Ricardo Santos or Josh Binstock.

That was in 1996.

Since then, Santos has competed in 2000 (winning silver), 2004 (gold), 2008 (bronze) and 2012, while Binstock competed for Canada in the 2012 London Games and the 2016 Rio Games.

Now Santos is partnered with one of Brazil’s most promising defenders in Alvaro Filho, while Binstock picked up Dave Palm for p1440 San Jose. The result was exactly what you’d expect: a three-set thriller, with Santos-Filho edging out Palm-Binstock, 21-17, 18-21, 22-20.

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