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U.S. Athletes Earn Medals At Beach Games

U.S. wakeboard athletes Jamie Lopina (Orlando, Fla.) and Guenther Oka (Cincinnati, Ohio) each earned bronze medals at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games, Oct. 13-14, in Doha, Qatar. Organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees, the ANOC World Beach Games was held in conjunction with the ANOC General Assembly. Approximately 1,360 athletes representing the five Olympic continents competed in 17 different sports, including water ski jumping and wakeboarding.

Lopina earned the bronze medal in womenís wakeboarding, scoring 64.11 points. The Netherlandsí Meijer Sanne won the gold medal (83.78 points) and Italyís Alice Virag earned the silver (66.45 points).

Oka earned the bronze medal in menís wakeboarding, scoring 82.67 points. Italyís Massimiliano Piffaretti won the gold medal (86.22 points) and Australiaís Cory Teunissen earned the silver medal (84.22 points).

Brittany Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.)†placed eighth in womenís jumping (135 feet). Belarusí Aliaksandra Danisheuskaya won the gold medal (162 feet/49.5 meters), Finlandís Jutta Menestrina earned the silver (162 feet/49.3 meters) and Belarusí Hanna Straltsova earned the bronze (161 feet).

In menís jumping, Russiaís Vladimir Ryanzin won the gold medal (197 feet), Belarusí Stepan Shpak earned the silver (194 feet/59.2 meters) and Chileís Emile Ritter earned the bronze (194 feet/59.1 meters).

For complete results, visit http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/.†




















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