Jānis Šmēdiņš

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Jānis Šmēdiņš
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Personal information
NationalityLatvian
Born (1987-07-31) 31 July 1987 (age 32)
Kuldīga, Latvia
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Teammate
Aleksandrs Samoilovs

Jānis Šmēdiņš (born 31 July 1987) is a Latvian beach volleyball player. From 2008 to 2012 he played together with Mārtiņš Pļaviņš. They won bronze medal at European Championships 2010. Two years later they won bronze medal in 2012 Olympic Games in London. After 2012 he played with Aleksandrs Samoilovs and the duo are among world leaders before 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.[1][2][3]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Jake Gibb
and Sean Rosenthal (USA)
Men's FIVB Beach Volley World Tour Winner
alongside Latvia Aleksandrs Samoilovs

2013–2014
Succeeded by
 Alison Cerutti
and Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
Preceded by
 Alison Cerutti
and Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
Men's FIVB Beach Volley World Tour Winner
alongside Latvia Aleksandrs Samoilovs

2016
Succeeded by
 Evandro Oliveira
and André Stein (BRA)
Awards
Preceded by
 Alison Cerutti (BRA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Best Hitter"
2013–2014
Succeeded by
 Christiaan Varenhorst (NED)
Preceded by
 Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Best Attacker"
2013
Succeeded by
 Paolo Nicolai (ITA)
Preceded by
 Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Best Attacker"
2016
Succeeded by
 Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Preceded by
 Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Best Setter"
2013
Succeeded by
 Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Preceded by
 Emanuel Rego (BRA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Sportsperson"
2013
Succeeded by
 Emanuel Rego (BRA)
Preceded by
 Jake Gibb
and Sean Rosenthal (USA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside Latvia Aleksandrs Samoilovs

2013–2014
Succeeded by
 Alison Cerutti
and Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
Preceded by
 Alison Cerutti
and Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
Men's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside Latvia Aleksandrs Samoilovs

2016
Succeeded by
 Evandro Oliveira
and André Stein (BRA)