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Ricardo Alex Costa Santos (born January 6, 1975 in Salvador da Bahia) is a beach volleyball player from Brazil.

Ricardo Santos
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Santos at Patria Direct Open 2012
Personal information
Full nameRicardo Alex Costa Santos
Nationality Brazil
Born (1975-01-06) January 6, 1975 (age 44)
Salvador, Bahia
HometownJoão Pessoa
Height200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight103 kg (227 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate
2009 Emanuel Rego
Best results
Years Location Result
2004 Athens 1st
Last updated: 7 July 2013

Santos won the silver medal in the men's beach volleyball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics with partner Zé Marco de Melo. Santos also represented his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. There he claimed the gold medal, teaming up with Emanuel Rego, with whom he won the world title in October 2003. The same pairing went on to win the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he teamed with Pedro Cunha, but they lost in the quarter finals.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2008 – Men's Beach Volleyball". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "London 2012 – Men's Beach Volleyball". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Emanuel Rego
and José Loiola (BRA)
Men's FIVB Beach Volley World Tour Winner
alongside   Zé Marco de Melo

2000
Succeeded by
  Emanuel Rego
and Tande Ramos (BRA)
Preceded by
  Martín Conde
and Mariano Baracetti (ARG)
Men's FIVB Beach Volley World Tour Winner
alongside   Emanuel Rego

2003–2007
Succeeded by
  Pedro Solberg Salgado
and Harley Marques (BRA)
Awards
Preceded by
Inaugural
Men's FIVB World Tour "Best Hitter"
2005
Succeeded by
  Emanuel Rego (BRA)
Preceded by
Inaugural
Men's FIVB World Tour "Best Attacker"
2005–2007
Succeeded by
  Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Preceded by
Inaugural
Men's FIVB World Tour "Most Outstanding"
2005
Succeeded by
  Emanuel Rego (BRA)
Preceded by
  Emanuel Rego (BRA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Most Outstanding"
2007
Succeeded by
  Harley Marques (BRA)
Preceded by
Inaugural
Men's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside   Emanuel Rego

2005–2007
Succeeded by
  Pedro Solberg Salgado
and Harley Marques (BRA)