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Jake Gibb, Tri Bourne Sweep Italy In First Round Of Men’s Beach Volleyball In Tokyo

Jul 25, 2021, 9:04 AM | Updated: 9:08 am
Jake Gibb - Tri Bourne - USA Men's Beach Volleyball...
Jacob Gibb #1 and Tri Bourne #2 of Team United States react against Team Italy during the Men's Preliminary - Pool C on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah’s Jake Gibb and his partner Tri Bourne swept Italy’s Adrian Carambula and Enrico Rossi in the first round of men’s beach volleyball play at the Tokyo Olympics.

Gibb and Bourne took on the Italian duo on Sunday, July 25.

The American pairing won the match in straight sets, 2-0.

Team USA won the opening set, 21-18.

After a review on the final point of the the match, Gibb and Bourne took set No. 2, 21-19.

The duo won the contest after only practices twice together.

Gibb’s original parter for the Tokyo Olympics, Taylor Crabb, recently withdrew from the competition after testing positive for COVID-19.

The American’s next match is against Switzerland’s Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson on Tuesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. (MDT). You can watch the match on NBCOlympics.com.

Click here to watch a replay for Gibb and Bourne’s victory over Italy’s Carambula and Rossi.

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Jake Gibb, Tri Bourne Sweep Italy In First Round Of Men’s Beach Volleyball In Tokyo