2018-05-09 15:30:00 CEST
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
Your weekly column Beach Shorts is back with everything beach volleyball related. It has been a busy week in the World Tour with multiple tournaments happening at the same time and a new ranking released, but action continues to happen around the globe in the next few days and also in Lima, Peru, with the Women’s Finals of the South American Tour.
Spend a few minutes with us and get updated on what’s going on in the sands of the world:
World rankings are out
The world rankings were updated after last week’s tournaments and the teams of Brazil’s Barbara Seixas and Fernanda Berti and the Netherlands’ Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen, who both won the four-star even in Huntington Beach, are now in third place in their genders. The men’s table has USA’s Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Poland’s Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak in front of the Dutch while the Brazilians trail Canada’s Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes and Germany’s Julia Sude/Chantal Laboureur in the women’s ranking.
World Tour continues in three locations
After the busiest week of its history, the World Tour continues with three tournaments happening simultaneously in the second weekend of May. Lucerne, Switzerland, hosts a three-star tournament, while Bangkok, Thailand, and Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam, both stage one-star events – the Vietnamese competition is for women only. A total of 182 teams (91 men’s and 91 women’s) from 45 countries are expected to compete this weekend.
Up next on the #BeachWorldTour: Vietnam 🇻🇳 Thailand 🇹🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭 https://t.co/YL82do5GJ4
South American Tour champions to be known
The South American Tour had its men’s Finals last month, so now it’s time to know the women’s champions of the season. Eight teams from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and hosts Peru compete this weekend in Lima for the continental title. Brazil’s Taina Bigi/Victoria Lopes, Argentina’s Ana Gallay/Fernanda Pereyra and Paraguay’s Erika Bobadilla/Michelle Valiente are the favorites to triumph.
¡Cuenta regresiva! Falta poco: ¿quién serán las reinas de la playa del continente? El próximo día 11 de mayo en la capital peruana, Lima, las 8 mejores duplas de la temporada estarán disputando el título máximo y premios dobles. Hagan sus apuestas!
Social media: Emily “Tough” Day
American blocker Emily Day started her new partnership with Betsi Flint in the World Tour four-star event in Huntington Beach with a modest 25th-place finish, but it looks like the day after the tournament was a tough one for her.
Monday Mishaps!! 🤦🏽♀️ Starring 🌟 @emday6 ..ENJOY 😂 #wash #emhadatoughday #athletic #sometimes #brookeslaugh #beachvolleyball #bloopers #funnyvideos #stillmakesmelaugh @brookesweat @laurenfendrick
417 Likes, 24 Comments - Betsi Flint (@betsiflint) on Instagram: "Monday Mishaps!! 🤦🏽♀️ Starring 🌟 @emday6 ..ENJOY 😂 #wash #emhadatoughday #athletic #sometimes..."
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