2016-11-21 12:08:00 CEST

Bambi awards to brilliance in Brazil

Plus a new star for 2032 also revealed!

The clock continues to tick down towards the Fort Lauderdale Major and that can only mean one thing: the beach volleyball elite are getting their thing on on the sand!

Ok, well not every player – yes we’re talking to you Phil Dalhausser!

Apparently my wife has 3 children. #lol #nevergrowup #daughterhasnofear

See this Instagram video by @phildalhausser * 5 likes

Videos like this are why we love the Thin Beast. Of course, it would be unfair of us to suggest that Phil isn’t working hard ahead of the season opener in Florida in February.

Not sure if it was the @metallica blasting in my @66audio headphones, or if it was that "S" on my chest...but I crushed my PR in lunges today, by 700lbs. #settingrecords #superman #goodday #strong #nophotoedit #iswear

See this Instagram photo by @phildalhausser * 926 likes

And he’s certainly not alone.

Swiss star Joana Heidrich is clearly enjoying her return to training as she and new partner Anouk Vergé-Dépré continue to put the work in.

Second week with 🏐and πŸ‹πŸ» βœ…#tired#happy#focused#motivation#teamblueeyes#TeamJoaNouk

See this Instagram photo by @heidrichjoana * 1,261 likes

Weight-training is a big part of the players’ fitness regime – and another American star pushing for Fort Lauderdale, Lauren Fendrick, posted this slow-mo video of herself in the gym.

Lauren Fendrick on Twitter

Strength doesn't come from the things you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." ~ Ashley Greene πŸ‹πŸ½‍♀️ https://t.co/qAaSi8xF1E

For some players on the World Tour, the action hasn’t stopped following the Swatch World Tour Finals. The Brazilian national tour has kept the South American stars on the sand ever since we finished the season in Toronto.

On the fourth tour stop, there was glory for Alvaro Filho/Saymon as they stunned Olympic and Swatch World Tour Finals champs Alison/Bruno in a brilliant final on Sunday.

And the gold medalists were quick to post their happiness on their Instagram accounts.

CAMPEÕES! Na quarta final seguida em quatro etapas desta temporada 2016/17, conseguimos o nosso segundo título, aqui em Curitiba. Queremos agradecer pela energia positiva, todas as mensagens... E também, claro, ao nosso CT Cangaço. Ganhamos de uma dupla muito forte, medalha de ouro na Olimpíada do Rio: Alison e Bruno Schmidt. Vamos passo a passo em busca dos nossos objetivos. Próxima etapa será mês que vem, em São José-SC. #atacadaodoseletros #silracks #ctcangaco

See this Instagram photo by @alvarofilhovolei * 355 likes

πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† CAMPEÃO DA 4*etapa. (Josué - 1.9: Não te mandei eu? Esforça-te, e tem bom ânimo; não te atemorizes, nem te espantes; porque o Senhor teu Deus está contigo, por onde quer que andares. ) #Vsveiculos #pazdejah #jahbless #Deusmaravilhoso #passosalegresvalem3 #atletadecristo #atletafab #forcaaereabrasileira #ctcangaço #bbnosesportes #silrack #familiabarbosa

See this Instagram photo by @saymonbs * 600 likes

Meanwhile, in the women’s tournament, Juliana/Taiana triumphed in straight sets against Elize Maia/Rebecca.

CAMPEÃS!!!!!! Obrigada de ❀ a todos que torceram e vibraram. Estou mega feliz.... Obrigada !!!!!#limaejuliana #avoa #blockmonster #exercitobrasileiro #byfit #timebrasil #campeas #curitiba #cbvp #open #

See this Instagram photo by @tatalima8 * 174 likes

Our favorite piece of social media from the weekend also comes from Brazil, as Olympic silver medalist Agatha teaches her three-year-old niece Antonella some beach volleyball moves. “Training for Olympics 2032 has begun!” she says!

Como eu já havia anunciado, os treinamentos para as Olimpíadas de 2032 já começaram! Minha sobrinha, Antonella, com três aninhos já está focada no objetivo!!! 😹😹😹😹😹

See this Instagram video by @agatha_rippel * 736 likes

And finally, it was glitz and glamor in Germany over the weekend as beach stars attended the Bambi Awards, an event which recognizes excellence in a variety of fields in Germany.

Laura Ludwig, Kira Walkenhorst, Katrin Holtwick, Ilka Semmler and Swatch Major Series ambassador Julius Brink joined thousands of sports stars at the event – as you can see from their photographs below.

What a great night!!! We loved hanging out with everyone πŸ˜‚ nice show - good food - even better drinks aaaaand a selfie with @lauraludwig.kirawalkenhorst β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜˜πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Beachvolleyball German National Team united on the red carpet at @bambi_awards 2016! @team_germany_volleyball #fitbit #oakley #adidas #smart #redcarpet #bambi2016

See this Instagram photo by @holtwicksemmler * 375 likes

Beim BAMBIIIIIπŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸ”₯πŸ˜πŸ’— #Bambi #2k16 #repost @lalu86

See this Instagram photo by @lauraludwig.kirawalkenhorst * 1,504 likes

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