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London 2012: Success for GB’s beach volleyball duo

July 29, 2012
London 2012: Success for GB’s beach volleyball duo

A great fightback from Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin saw them win their opening match against Canada 2-1 at Horse Guards Parade earlier today.

The British pair, who are ranked sixth, came from a set down to beat Canadians Marie-Andree Lessard and Annie Martin 17-21, 21-14, 15-13.

Olympic debutants Mullin and Dampney were over the moon with their performance despite a nervy start.

“It’s absolutely amazing win,” said Mullin. “To bring home a win for GB was amazing. The crowd just kept us going. It would have been an amazing occasion whether we won or lost.”

Dampney added: “I lived every point and all the ups and downs. We were a little bit nervous at the start and needed to keep building after the first set. We just needed to remain calm and then we won the second set and took it into the third set.”

The pair, who came 17th at last year’s World Championships, have a day off before taking on Italy on Tuesday.

The Women’s Sports Magazine

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