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15th seeded Spain grabs silver

Updated: August 25, 2004, 5:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Emanuel Rego cradled his gold medal in his hand, looking at it as if peering into the eyes of a child.

The eight-year quest for the Brazilian star, one of the world's most accomplished beach volleyball players, was finally over. All the questions answered, all the pressure from fans in his sports-crazy homeland released.

Rego and Ricardo Santos, the world's top-ranked team, overpowered Spain's Javier Bosma and Pablo Herrera 21-16, 21-15 on Wednesday night, capturing ...

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