In Brazil Samoilov and Smeding seeded at number seven and in the first match (group G) met with the Russians Stojanovski and Yarzutkina. Latvian beach volleyball team won in two sets at 31 minutes— 2:0 (21-18, 21-18).
In the basic grid of the Brazilian Grand Slam broke another Latvian couple Richard Finster/Edgar TOCs. And in qualification they knocked out compatriots of Martinsa of plavinishe and Harald Regiu.
Finster and the TOCs seeded at 30 m and perform in group C. In the first match of the main tournament they met third seeded pair in Rio by the Americans Gibb and Patterson. Latvian volleyball players have conceded to one of favourites of tournament— 0:2 (15-21, 18-21).