Miedzybrodzki misses out on beach volleyball Games slot

Edinburgh beach volleyball specialist Robin Miedzybrodzki has missed out on a Olympic place after the men’s slots for London went to Steve Grotowski and John Garcia-Thompson.

Miedzybrodzki, who played for City of Edinburgh indoors, has partnered the Spain-reared Garcia-Thompson in the past, but has been playing with England’s Tom Lord in recent months.

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“For an athlete, there is 
nothing better than being 
selected to compete at an 
Olympic Games,” Garcia-Thompson stated. “It really is a dream come true, and we have been training hard and making real progress.”

Grotowski added: “I am 
honoured and excited to be 
officially selected to Team GB. I am really looking forward to 
playing at the Horse Guards Parade venue, which will be amazing and has such a 
fantastic history.

“We have the opportunity to show the UK what beach 
volleyball is all about.”