European Champions last year Samoilov and Medinis were in Sochi poseyany under the fourth number. In the group they defeated the Belarusians Alexandra Kovalenko and Alexander Dyadko (29th) — 2:1 (21:14, 21:18), Canadians Sam Pedlow and the giants O off Gorman (20th) — 2:0 (23:21, 21:17) and French Jozef Crewe and Edward Rolinson (13th) — 2:1 (24:22, 17:21, 15:13).
First Samoilov and Medinis took in the playoffs, where he immediately got into the 1/8 finals. But for a place in the quarterfinals they lost to the Italians Alex Ranieri and Adrian Carambula— 0:2 (15:21, 19:21).
Eventually leading Latvian Duo in beach volleyball scored in a rating of 240 points and have divided the 9-th place.
Other representatives of Latvia, the city hall of Pinsters and Edgars TOCs (26th) uspeshnoi were held in Sochi via the qualification and the main tournament they beat the poles Grzegorz and Mariusz Veleka of Prudes (7th) — 2:1 (22:20, 17:21, 17:15), then lost to the Germans by Kai Matiliku and Jonathan Erdmann (10th) — 0:2 (13:21, 16:21), but went on to beat the Swiss Philippe Gabathuler and Mirco Gerson (23rd) — 2:1 (21:13, 15:21, 15:7).
From second place in the group of Pinsters and the TOCs came out in the playoffs, where in the 1/16 finals lost to the French CRU and Rolinson (13th) — 0:2 (12:21, 15:21), adding to a rating of 180 points.
In women, the LEC Alice and March ozoliņa lost all three group matches and eventually shared 25th place.
Are unable to qualify Ruslan Sorokin and Ingars Ivanov, as well as Inese Jursone and Lana Sorokina: tied for 41st place.
As reported two weeks earlier Samoilov and Medinis became the fourth on atpe Cup world series "Open" in Chinese Fogo, which is their best result of the season.