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By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Currently pounding the sands of Ipanema with their sights set firmly on representing their country in beach volleyball at the 2012 Olympic Games are two 25 year-old Brits Helen Brown and Liane Herbert.

It is something of a rarity to hear English voices on one of Rio’s numerous volleyball courts, and an even rarer one to see them coming from skilled players, but that is certainly the case for the pair who are trained by Brazilian Tie Santana.

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