Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins are known in Latvia as two of the ‘Holy Trio’ of beach volleyball in Latvia — alongside Martins Plavins. Why? Well, the reasons are myriad, but stories like this, of how Samoilovs and Smedins became the first Latvian beach volleyball team to be ranked No. 1 in the world are just a small sampling. Enjoy as Samoilovs, the Lion King, recalls his ascent to #1 in the world. ENJOY