Brazil secures twin beach volleyball gold at Junior Pan American Games

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CALI, Colombia, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Brazil won gold in both the men's and women's beach volleyball on Saturday to return to the top of the medal table at the Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia.

Brothers Rafael and Renato Carvalho clinched the men's title by beating Cuba's Luis Reyes and Nolsen Diaz 21-17, 21-15 in the final.

Meanwhile, Thainara Oliveira and Victoria Tosta triumphed in the women's event when they overcame Puerto Rican pair Allanis Navas and Maria Gonzalez (17-24, 26-24, 15-13).

Brazil also collected two gold medals in athletics and one each in karate, trampolining, rhythmic gymnastics, fencing, handball and karate on Saturday.

The results saw the South American nation regain the lead in the medals table with one day of competition remaining. Brazil now has 53 gold, six more than second-placed Colombia and nine ahead of third-placed Mexico.

The inaugural Junior Pan American Games features 3,500 athletes from 41 countries and regions aged 17 to 22. Enditem

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