BEACH VOLLEYBALL


Russia’s Makroguzova & Kholomina on track topping pool at U21 World Champs

Thursday 13th of July 2017
Russia’s Makroguzova & Kholomina on track topping pool at U21 World Champs

Nanjing, China, July 13, 2017. Nadezda Makroguzova and Svetlana Kholomina from Russia took a step further to a second FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championship podium in Nanjing.

‘Volleyball at school’ project continues on the golden beaches of Batumi

Thursday 13th of July 2017
‘Volleyball at school’ project continues on the golden beaches of Batumi

Batumi/Tbilisi, Georgia, July 13, 2017. The ‘Volleyball at School’ project launched earlier this year in Georgia continues well beyond the end of the school year, and this is actually the result of the efforts made by some nine physical education teachers who have taken their pupils to the country’s most popular seaside resort, Batumi. This is where the kids have been attending a training camp, thus enjoying their school holidays while improving their Volleyball skills as well.

Russian champions claim gold at EEVZA event after drama-packed final

Monday 10th of July 2017
Russian champions claim gold at EEVZA event after drama-packed final

Rokiskis, Lithuania, July 10, 2017. It was Russia against Lithuania in the final of the EEVZA Beach Volleyball tournament in Rokiskis, Lithuania. Lukas Kazdailis/Artur Vasiljev of Lithuania and Maxim Sivolap and Igor Velichko of Russia fought for the top honours of the tournament leaving Latvian tandems Edgards Tocs/Rihards Finsters and Toms Smedins/ Aleksandrs Solovejs fight for bronze in the ‘small final’. The Russian visitors were the ones to celebrate after a truly dramatic final.

Ukraine triumph with historic women’s European League title

Sunday 9th of July 2017
Ukraine triumph with historic women’s European League title

Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, July 9, 2017. On Sunday evening, Ukraine claimed also the re-match of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European League – Women ‘grand finale’ with Finland 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-16), thus taking the title in their first appearance in the competition. Ukraine had previously won the first round of the finals, rallying to a 3-1 victory in Helsinki last Wednesday. As a result, two sets were enough for Ukraine to secure the crown but the Finns played with much courage and were close to extending the series to a golden set. It has been a terrific week for Ukraine’s Volleyball family since their men’s national team had stood on the podium of the European League as well, doing so at last week’s finals in Gentofte, Denmark.

Home stars secure semi-final spot at Kharkiv Satellite with three straight wins

Saturday 8th of July 2017
Home stars secure semi-final spot at Kharkiv Satellite with three straight wins

Kharkiv, Ukraine, July 8, 2017. Teams from Ukraine and Germany qualified for the semis of the CEV Satellite in Kharkiv on Saturday. The weather conditions were excellent for the second competition day in the Ukrainian city, with pleasant sun and a little breeze as Ukraine’s home stars Oleksii Denin/Sergiy Popov and Germany’s Lorenz Schümann and Alexander Walkenhorst secured a spot in the semis with a clean run in their matches.