2008 Olympic Gold Medalists

2008 Olympic Gold Medalists
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Brasil Exhibition

Flew down to Brasil 2 weekends ago. Played in a little exhibition down there. Really more of a business trip than anything else. Ended up travelling a little over 60 hours to get down there and back and was actually in Vitoria, Brasil for just over 40 hours.

Phil and I played Ricardo and Pedro Salgado. We won in two games. Neither team was real crisp as expected although Phil and I both felt that Ricardo was playing pretty good ball considering. Jen and April also came down and they played Larissa and Juliana. They put a bit of a beat down on the Brasilians winning easily in both games. Neither Juliana or Larissa was very good. First time I have ever seen Larissa play that way. The next day we played a 4X4 co-ed match. The Brasilians won in 3 close games. Because we won the first two games, we ended up winning the exhibition. The promoter said that 18 million people watched the 4X4 game. If that is true, all I can say is wow!