Brazilian setter Mauricio Lima, gold medallist in Barcelona 1992 and Athens 2004 played against Argentine Hugo Conte, his country’s most celebrated volleyball player and Olympic bronze medallist in Seoul 1988. The Brazilian team won the match 15-10, ahead of Wednesday’s men’s volleyball quarterfinal between Brazil and Argentina.
Hugo Conte maintains a strong connection with the Argentina national team, even till today as his son Facundo will be playing alongside his compatriots at Wednesday evening’s quarterfinal final match at the Maracanazinho.
The friendly match attracted hundreds of volleyball fans of many nationalities. Tuesday’s match was just one of many activities, which have included clinics and exhibition matches, that have taken place on Copacabana beach since the start of the Olympics on August 5.