This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, is SUCH A BLAST! On the show this week is Latvian legend Aleksandrs Samoilovs, known to most as the Lion King. A veteran on the World Tour for 16 years now, Samoilovs has achieved more than anyone could have ever imagined, hailing from a tiny country the size of Idaho: three Olympic Games, No. 1 ranking in the world, medals of every color. And he’s still playing – and playing dang good volleyball.

There was so much to chat about on this episode, including:

– How Samoilovs was dubbed the Lion King, and his embracing of the nickname

– A wild story from South Africa in which Samoilovs and Janis Smedins became No. 1 in the world

– Why working in a bank for two months was all he needed to know that he needed to become a beach volleyball player

– His ability to entertain and add value to the sport And so, so, so much more. Such a blast with Samoilovs, one of the greatest sportsmen in beach volleyball.



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