Brink and Reckermann make history - London 2012 - Beach Volleyball
Germany stunned world champions Brazil to take gold in the men's Beach Volleyball as they became the first European team to win the Olympic Games title.
Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won by two sets to one, 23-21 16-21 16-14, but it took them five match points to settle the contest.
Reckermann said afterwards: "It's unbelievable - they have been the best team for the last few years and Emanuel is a living legend, but we knew we had a chance."
Rego said: "What a final...it was intense and fantastic in front of 15,000 people. It was a good battle and the Germans did really well, and I think if we had won the first set it would have gone our way."
Plavins, meanwhile, was delighted to win bronze, and said: 'It was our dream to win a medal in the Olympics and now we have done it and can't really believe we did it.
"No-one believed before we came here that we were going to win a medal."