The United States will not medal in the 2012 Olympics in men's beach volleyball. The American team of Jason Gibb and Sean Rosenthal fell in the quarterfinal round on Monday, ensuring that Team USA will not be on the medal podium.
Gibb and Rosenthal won their first set against Latvia's team of Janis Smedins and Marvins Plavins, but fell in a combined 36 minutes in the other two to lose, 21-19, 18-21, 11-15. Four service faults from the U.S. and three aces from the Latvians helped contribute to the loss.
The Gibb-Rosenthal pairing was the last U.S. team remaining after the departure of Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers in the round of 16 over the weekend. Dalhausser and Rogers were the defending gold medal partnership.