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2018-03-29 15:57:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

World Champions Evandro (right) and Andre won the Brazilian Tour title in the 2017-2018 seasonWorld Champions Evandro (right) and Andre won the Brazilian Tour title in the 2017-2018 season

Alright, folks! Another week is in the books, but before you head out to your Easter lunch and have a good time with your family, get updated on what’s happening in the beach volleyball world. This edition of our weekly column introduces you to the new Brazilians champions, previews an European tournament in Sweden and much more.

Here is all you need to know to impress your family on Sunday:

Evandro and Andre celebrate the Triple Crown

Evandro Goncalves and Andre Loyola added another trophy to their gallery as the duo was proclaimed the Brazilian champions for the 2017-2018 season with one tournament yet to be played. The first national title for both players reinforces their great moment, as they won both the World Championships and the World Tour points title in 2017 and now have completed the Triple Crown of Brazilian beach volleyball. Congratulations, guys!

CAMPEÕES BRASILEIROS! πŸ…πŸπŸ† . Muito orgulho dessa equipe!! πŸ‘πŸ‘ . #vôlei #voleidepraia #beachvolley #CBV #FIVB πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Regrann from @cbvolei - TRÍPLICE! Esses dois craques ai da foto, @evandroeandreoficial, foram confirmados nesta terça-feira como campeões brasileiros antecipados. A dupla não pode mais srr alcançada no ranking geral da temporada e com isso alcança a tríplice coroa, já que haviam vencido Campeonato e Circuito Mundial em 2017. E amanhã podem levar prêmios de Atleta do Ano e Atleta da Torcida no Prêmio Brasil Olímpico do @timebrasil. Merecem muito! Parabéns @evandrojuniorvolei e @andrelstein #bbnosesportes #grupocimed #caprees #ctleblon #cimedesportes - #regrann @marinhaoficial @beachmajorseries #beachvolleyball #fivb

356 Likes, 21 Comments - Evandro e Andre (@evandroeandreoficial) on Instagram: "CAMPEÕES BRASILEIROS! πŸ…πŸπŸ† . Muito orgulho dessa equipe!! πŸ‘πŸ‘ . #vôlei #voleidepraia #beachvolley..."

Europeans in action in Gothenburg

The World Tour in currenlty on a break, but 24 men’s European teams will be in the court this weekend as the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) is hosting a Satellite event in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event is held at the Beach Center and is the last indoor tournament of the season played in Europe. Among the teams competing are Austria's Florian Schnetzer/Daniel Mullner, Germany's Phillip Bergmann/Yannick Harms, the Netherlands' Dirk Boehlé/Steven van de Velde and Latvia's Haralds Regza/Kristaps Smits.

The Beach Center in Goteborg hosts the CEV Satellite tournament this weekend (Photocredit: CEV)The Beach Center in Goteborg hosts the CEV Satellite tournament this weekend (Photocredit: CEV)

Cubans ready to hit the sand

It has been a long off-season for Cubans Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez, but they are ready to start competing now. The team, who last played in November, when they won the bronze medal in the World Tour tournament in Qinzhou, will return to China from April 18-22 to compete in the four-start event in Xiamen. The next week they'll play at home, as Cuba will host a tournament of the NORCECA tour in Varadero.

Gonzalez and Diaz finished ninth in the 2017 World ChampionshipsGonzalez and Diaz finished ninth in the 2017 World Championships

Social Media: The Japanese style

Japanese beach volleyball player Yuya Ageba is taking part of a training camp in California and the 34-year-old taught American brothers Riley and Maddison McKibbin a very unique way to deflate balls after sessions.

Japanese Style! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ Double scrimmage against Japan's national teams this morning...I'm ☠️ but came out with two W's! @yuya_ageba showing us the most efficient way to deflate 🏐's post-practice πŸ™ˆ. Tomoarigato amigo! #thebeardbros #themckibbinbrothers #beachvolley #beachvolleyball #mckvolleyball

633 Likes, 15 Comments - Riley McKibbin (@riley_mack4) on Instagram: "Japanese Style! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ Double scrimmage against Japan's national teams this morning...I'm ☠️ but came..."

In case you missed it

Your guide for the Commonwealth Games

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Serbian beach volleyball players fight to take their flag further

 

See you next week!

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