2018-03-15 15:20:00 CET
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
One more week is coming to its end and we guess you already know what it means. Yes, it’s Beach Shorts day! Our weekly column is back with new from all over the world. On this edition, we talk about World Tour one-star events, beach Olympians trying on a new surface and very sad news coming from Brazil.
Join us and get updated on the major beach volleyball happenings around the globe:
World Tour in Muscat and Aalsmeer
The World Tour is hosting simultaneous one-star tournaments for men in Muscat, Oman, and Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, this weekend. The Dutch event, which is played in an indoor facility, has a strong field of teams, with both of the main local tandems, Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen, who won the four-star tournament in Doha last weekend, and Christiaan Varenhorst/Jasper Bouter, competing for medals on home sand.
Beach Olympians play snow volleyball
The entries for the first-ever Snow Volleyball European Championships, which will take place in Wagrain-Kleinarl and Flachau, Austria, from March 23-25, were confirmed and some beach volleyball Olympians are set to try on a new surface. Among them are Austria’s Alexander Huber, who competed in Rio 2016, and Switzerland’s Sebastien Chevallier, who represented his country in London 2012.
Rest in Peace, Bebeto
The Brazilian volleyball community is grieving the loss of Bebeto de Freitas, one of the most important volleyball coaches and sport executives of the country, who died this week of a heart attacked at the age of 68. Bebeto, who is the father of Ricardo de Freitas, the husband and coach of Rio 2016 silver medalist Barbara Seixas, had a quick stint in beach volleyball, training Tande Ramos and Benjamin Insfran in 2006. Thank you, Bebeto.
Dói o coração quando você vê o filho ver o pai partindo p outro plano, mais ainda quando esse pai é o seu espelho, sua referência, seu mentor.. seu herói. Mas não é só dele, todos nós tínhamos o respeito e admiração pelo Bebeto. É triste pq não vamos mais te-lo conosco fisicamente mas ele sempre vai viver na memória de todos. Assim como disse minha querida Psicologa @mairaruasconsulting ele vai se multiplicar no coração das pessoas que tanto o amavam. Seu legado e seus valores foram passados p vc @rico1981 e tenho muita sorte e orgulho de ser sua atleta. Você podia só ter faltado na aula do "bicar a cadeira" "explodir o copo de água " rs convivo com vcs e vejo o qnt a família é forte e unida e tenho certeza que vcs vão ter amor e carinho de sobra p passar por esse momento juntos🖤
184 Likes, 16 Comments - Fernanda Berti (@feberti) on Instagram: "Dói o coração quando você vê o filho ver o pai partindo p outro plano, mais ainda quando esse pai é..."
Social Media: A mud bath
This was been a tough week to select a social media post to put here, but then we saw that. What can possibly be better than Chaim Schalk and the Lion King Aleksandrs Samoilovs taking a mud bath in the Dead Sea in Israel?
Mud baths and dead sea float today! Israel has been amazing. Thanks @beachboxcamps for having me. @samoilovs #deadsea #beachvolleyball
151 Likes, 7 Comments - @chaimer on Instagram: "Mud baths and dead sea float today! Israel has been amazing. Thanks @beachboxcamps for having me...."
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See you next Friday!
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