2018-03-18 20:47:00 CET
Brouwer and Meeuwsen prevail in the World Tour one-star event and top an all-Dutch podium
Beach volleyball fans in the Netherlands had quite a good weekend as teams of the country dominated the podium of the one-star World Tour event in Aalsmeer, with Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen winning gold, Christiaan Varenhorst/Jasper Bouter claiming silver and Dirk Boehlé/Steven van de Velde taking the bronze home.
It was the first time the Netherlands won all three podium spots in the podium of a World Tour event and also the first time the country had two teams facing each other in the final.
The 2013 world champions, Brouwer and Meeuwsen dominated the tournament on their home soil by winning five straight matches without dropping sets on their way to the gold medal.
In the final match, they defeated the new team of Varenhoorst and Bouter 21-15, 21-19. It was the second consecutive victory for the team, which won the four-star tournament in Doha, Qatar, last weekend.
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Boehlé and van de Velde won their first World Tour medal after they defeated New Zealand’s brothers Ben and Sam O'Dea in straight sets (21-17, 21-19).
Germans prevail in Muscat
Muscat, in Oman, also hosted a one-star World Tour event this week and Germans Philipp Arne Bergmann and Yannick Harms triumphing to win their first-even medal in the international scene.
The Europeans prevailed in the goal medal match by defeating Iran’s Rahman Raoufi and Bahman Salemiinjehboroun in two sets (21-18, 21-11). The Iranians had won a bronze medal in the World Tour in Agadir, Morocco, in 2017.
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Italians Tiziano Andreatta and Andrea Abbiati also reached the podium for the first time as the duo defeated Nouh Al-Jalbubi and Mazin Alhashmi 21-19, 21-19 to leave the home team off the podium.
The next stop of the World Tour, also a one-star tournament, will take place in Satun, Thailand, from April 8-11.