Poland's Grzegorz Fijalek and Michał Bryl won the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour event in Qatar after a three-set thriller against Mexico's Josue Gaxiola and Jose Rubio.
The world number seven and fourth seeds in the Katara Beach Volleyball Cup, a four-star tournament on the World Tour, held their own to stop an underdog upset from Gaxiola and Rubio, 96th in the world rankings.
A shock looked on the cards after the first set, which the Mexicans won 21-16, but the Polish duo won a tight second set 21-19 before winning the tiebreaker 15-11 to claim victory in Doha.
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In the bronze medal match, Italy's Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo won in straight sets against Brazilians and second seeds, Evandro and Bruno Schmidt.
Nicolai and Lupo ensured they would go home with a medal with a 21-19, 21-17 second set victory.