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The Canadian men's beach volleyball failed to qualify for the Olympics after falling to Mexico 15-13 in the golden set at the NORCECA Continental Cup final on Sunday in Colima, Mexico.
Canada's Sam Schachter and Sam Pedlow dropped the opening final match 2-0 (24-22, 21-13) to Mexico's Josue Gaxiola and Jose Luis Rubio, but Ben Saxton and Grant O'Gorman led Canada to a strong showing in the second final with a 2-0 (21-18, 21-13) win.
Saxton and O'Gorman went on to lose the golden set at the hands of Gaxiola and Rubio as Mexico secured its Olympic berth with a 15-13 victory.
Canada defeated Nicaragua in the semis to advance to the finals to play Mexico. They had also earned a bye in the quarters. Canada has already qualified two teams, the maximum per gender, for women's beach volleyball.
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