Pre-favourites claim national Beach Volleyball crowns in Belarus

Tuesday 13th of August 2019
Pre-favourites claim national Beach Volleyball crowns in Belarus

Minsk, Belarus, August 13, 2019. Aliaksandr Dziadkou/Pavel Piatrushka and Lizaveta Chabai/Viktoryia Siakretava are the 2019 Beach Volleyball national champions of Belarus. The domestic season ended this past weekend in Molodechno, with the final stage of the national championship. 

Poland, Italy and Russia qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sunday 11th of August 2019
Poland, Italy and Russia qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Luxembourg, August 11, 2019. Italy, Poland and Russia secured on Sunday their participation in the men’s Volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Poland dropped the first set of their match with Slovenia but they qualified for the Olympics by taking the next one before cashing a 3-1 victory to complete a clean sweep of their matches in Gdansk. Russia thumped Iran 3-0 to book a ticket to Tokyo 2020 – just as Italy did by routing Serbia in three straight sets to make amends for the rather shaky performance displayed on Saturday night against Australia in Bari. The last ticket to Tokyo 2020 will be at stake in early January through a continental qualifying event featuring the top eight teams – bar those already qualified – taken from the European Ranking published after completion of the upcoming EuroVolley.

The BeachVolley Vikings Anders Mol and Christian Sørum with a second consecutive CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019

Sunday 11th of August 2019
The  BeachVolley Vikings  Anders Mol and Christian Sørum with a second consecutive CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019

Moscow, Russia, August 11, 2019. The Men’s #EuroBeachVolley reached its climax on Sunday afternoon with the Norwegian top duo Anders Mol and Christian Sørum confirming themselves as the best team at the competition. They were being crowned as champions for a second consecutive time after having claimed the title also in The Hague 2018. On Sunday, they disappointed the home heroes Konstantin Semenov/ Ilya Leshukov outclassing them at 2-0. 

Teams from the Netherlands and Austria seize Vaduz 1-Star titles

Sunday 11th of August 2019
Teams from the Netherlands and Austria seize Vaduz 1-Star titles

Vaduz, Liechtenstein, August 11, 2019. The FIVB World Tour 1-Star event held in Vaduz ended on Sunday with a truly classy men’s final where Moritz Fabian Kindl/Mathias Seiser of Austria (pictured) were able to complete a terrific comeback. In the women’s final, on the other hand, the Dutchwomen Emma Piersma/Pleun Ypma were just irresistible. On Sunday, another 2,000 spectators found their way to the venue, thus accounting for almost 12,000 fans who visited the event, known as Beacharena 2019, since earlier this week. 

Bronze for Austria, Norway and Russia in a fight for the Gold at CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019

Sunday 11th of August 2019
Bronze for Austria, Norway and Russia in a fight for the Gold at CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019

Moscow, Russia, August 11, 2019. As in life, in Beach Volleyball you can never predict how things will unfold. And this is what the final day of the Men’s tournament of #EuroBeachVolley showed us so far. The Austrian sensation Martin Ermacora and Moritz Pristauz will go home with the bronze medals as they lost 0-2 from the hosts Konstantin Semenov and Ilya Leshukov in the second semifinal match, but due to an injury of the Polish Piotr Kantor (who, together with Bartosz Losiak lost 1-2 their semifinal match vs. the Norwegian top team and reigning European champions Anders Mol and Chrstian Sørum) no bronze medal match will take place. The bronze medal is the biggest achievement so far for Ermacora and Pristauz. The Gold medal match will start at 18:00 CET and Mol, A./ Sørum will meet Semenov/Leshukov in a battle for the first place.