Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas got their first victory at their Rio 2016 opening match on Sunday.
The Canadian duo started with a loss in the first set, but managed to hold off the hard-charging Italians Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini in their Olympic debut to win 2-1 (15-21, 21-18, 15-9).
Broder/Valjas will continue their journey at the Rio 2016 beach volleyball tournament against the Germans Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst on Tuesday. Also in the group stage, the Canadian team will face Doaa Elghobashy and Nada Meawad, from Egypt on Thursday.
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