BEACH VOLLEYBALL


Russia keep their semifinal hopes alive

Monday 18th of August 2014
Russia keep their semifinal hopes alive

Tampere, Finland, August 18, 2014. Russia kept their hopes for the semifinal spots alive by beating Slovenia in four sets (23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-20) at 2014 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship – Women on Monday afternoon. In the second Pool II duel, Turkey overpowered Belgium 3:1 (17-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-21). It were the first defeats for Slovenia and Belgium. Italy beat Finland 3:1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-18, 25-17).

Martins Plavins and Marta Ozolina crowned King and Queen of the beach in Latvia

Monday 18th of August 2014
Martins Plavins and Marta Ozolina crowned King and Queen of the beach in Latvia

Riga, Latvia, August 18, 2014.  Yesterday the annual "King of the beach" tournament was held in Latvia together with the first ever "Queen of the beach". Olympic medalist Martins Plavins was crowned king for the first time, but 19-year-old Marta Ozolina is now the queen of the beach in Latvia. The event is hosted by the Latvian Olympic comitee.

Russian girls top final standing at EEVZA U18 Champs, Latvian teams claim silver and bronze

Monday 11th of August 2014
Russian girls top final standing at EEVZA U18 Champs, Latvian teams claim silver and bronze

Vilnius, Lithuania, August 10, 2014. The girls competition at the 2014 EEVZA U18 Beach Volleyball Championships in Vilnius finished on Sunday with Russia s Elizaveta Zayonchkovskaya and Natalia Klimanskaya topping the final standing of the tournament following their 21-14, 21-19 victory in the gold medal match with Latvia s Inese Racina and Marija Cernavska. Latvia cashed also the bronze medals as Paula Nikola Neciporuka/Eva Deisa edged home heroines Ugne Lokyte/Ruta Staniulyte of Lithuania in the "small final" (22-20, 21-16). It was a major disappointment for the home girls who had already crossed their ways with the Latvian pair earlier in the tournament cruising to a close 2:1 come-from-behind victory (14-21, 21-16, 15-13).

Latvian boys seize gold at EEVZA U18 Beach Volleyball Championships

Monday 11th of August 2014
Latvian boys seize gold at EEVZA U18 Beach Volleyball Championships

Vilnius, Lithuania, August 10, 2014. On Sunday Latvia s Edvins Skruders and Artjoms Sobolevs claimed gold at the EEVZA U18 Beach Volleyball Championships held over the weekend at the Credit24 Arena in Vilnius. The young guys from Latvia showed some terrific defence actions to claim a close final match (21-16, 17-21, 15-13) with Russia s Vasiliy Ivanov and Vitaliy Savchenko. Lithuania s Dovydas Raupys/Romas Lauzadis could be happy with their international debut as they finished the competition in third place.

Teenagers account for Armenia’s international debut

Monday 11th of August 2014
Teenagers account for Armenia’s international debut

Vilnius, Lithuania, August 10, 2014. This weekend s EEVZA U18 Beach Volleyball European Championships in Vilnius are writing history since for the first time an Armenian team is participating in an EEVZA event. This follows Armenia s affiliation to the Eastern European Volleyball Zonal Association (EEVZA) that was ratified at their last General Assembly held in May in Tbilisi, Georgia. Two young boys, Andre Simoni and Arthur Safaryan, are representing Armenia in Vilnius, thereby adding extra flavour to the competition which is being held in Lithuania s capital city.