The trend of partner swapping continues, with Brazilians Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos starting the 2010 domestic season with different partners after seven years of setting records as the most productive men’s team on the international Beach Volleyball Tour.
Rego and Santos originally joined forces in 2002 near the end of the season, and have since brought home over $1.85 million in combined earnings. Thirty-three of the pair’s medals were on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour, which makes them the record-holders for the most ever gold medals for a men’s pair.
According to an FIVB press release posted today, “Emanuel, who has 70 FIVB gold medals to his credit in 193 international starts since 1994, will be playing with Alison Cerutti while Ricardo, with 60 FIVB titles in 153 international events since 1995, will team with Pedro Salgado.”
Both players have teamed up with their new partners in prior tournaments due to injuries during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The FIVB tour starts on April 19, 2010.
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