2018-04-11 16:05:00 CEST
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
Hello, beach volleyball fans! It’s time for one more edition of Beach Shorts, your weekly column that reports on everything beach volleyball-related. As we know you couldn’t have your eyes off the sport’s debut in the Commonwealth Games in the last few days, we got covered and summarized that happened from Asia to the Americas.
As you prepare for the weekend, take a look here and get updated:
Local team wins in Satun
After a three-week break, the World Tour returned to action with a one-star tournament in Satun, Thailand, and for the joy of the home fans, local team of Nuttanon Inkiew and Sedtawat Padsawud took gold in the men’s tournament. The Thais were joined in the podium by Indonesia’s Ade Rachmawan/Mohammad Ashfiya and Iran’s Rahman Raoufi/Abolhamed Mirzaali, who won silver and bronze. Among the women, American team of Caitlin Ledoux and Emily Stockman celebrated the victory, followed in the podium by Kazakhstan’s Tatyana Mashkova and Irina Tsimbalova and Thailand’s Rumpaipruet Numwong and Khanittha Hongpak.
South American best compete in the Finals
After six stops between January and March, the South American Tour hosts this weekend the Finals in Resistencia, Argentina. The eight best male teams of the continent, including World Tour regulars Julian Azaad/Nico Capogrosso of Argentina, Marco and Esteban Grimalt of Chile and Guto Carvalhaes and Vitor Felipe of Brazil, will be competing for the continent’s crown. The women’s Finals will happen in May.
Mañana viajamos a la final sudamericana 🏐🇨🇱 Vamos con todo 💪 Déjanos tú mensaje motivador!! #PrimosGrimalt #BeMoreHuman #ReebokChile 📷 Fabián Vargas, La nación.
1,340 Likes, 33 Comments - Primos Grimalt (@primos_grimalt) on Instagram: "Mañana viajamos a la final sudamericana 🏐🇨🇱 Vamos con todo 💪 Déjanos tú mensaje motivador!!..."
NORCECA and Asian Tours in display
Two other continental tours will have tournaments running in the next few days. In NORCECA 16 teams from countries from North and Central American will clash from Friday to Sunday in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Some World Tour regulars will compete in Mexico, such as Canada's Mike Plantinga/Aaron Nusbaum, Cuba's Leila Martinez/Lidiannis Echeverria and USA's Kelly Reeves/Brittany Howard. From Saturday to Tuesday, Songhkla, in Thailand, will host a tournament of the Asian Tour. Qatar's Cherif Younousee and Ahmed Tijan will be among the contenders to the gold medal.
The only beach photo we have together, that's 1) not a selfie or 2) an indoor photo. Headed south to Aguascalientes for our first NORCECA together! Stay tuned for updates! 🛫🇺🇸😎 #welcometoguccibritt #gucci p.c. 📸 @agamephoto
486 Likes, 4 Comments - Kelly Reeves (@kellyreeves02) on Instagram: "The only beach photo we have together, that's 1) not a selfie or 2) an indoor photo. Headed south..."
Social Media: Talita never stops training
Brazilian beach volleyball star Talita Antunes might be expecting her first son, but she’s not left the sport behind. Entering the seventh month of pregnancy, the Olympian is still training at the beach in Rio de Janeiro. You are already teaching Renato good things, Talita!
E a barriguinha continua crescendo...rs na verdade já enorme hehehehhe !!e com visitinha da titia ❤️ #baby #babyboy #gravidez #gravidezsaudavel #mother #motherhood #titia #titiaama #retafinal #faltapouco
1,211 Likes, 40 Comments - Talita Antunes (@talitavolei) on Instagram: "E a barriguinha continua crescendo...rs na verdade já enorme hehehehhe !!e com visitinha da titia..."
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