Yaroslav Koshkarev has admitted that nerves got the better of him and partner Dmitry Barsouk in Russia's gold medal beach volleyball defeat to Latvia at the European Games.
"We made a lot of mistakes because our nerves weren't good. Anyway it is good that we got second place in the first European Games," he told reporters.
"It is great to have a medal, but it is a silver. It's good, but we wanted the other one."
Czech Republic took bronze after defeating Switzerland.