2018-05-17 17:01:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Agatha Bednarczuk and Duda LIsboa are playing at home in Itapema (Photocredit: FIVB)Agatha Bednarczuk and Duda LIsboa are playing at home in Itapema (Photocredit: FIVB)

How are you doing, beach volleyball fans? I hope you are well because it’s that time of the week when you get to catch up with the most recent news from the world’s most amazing sport. This week Beach Shorts brings you the latest updates on the World Tour and details on some minor injuries that sidelined some athletes for a few weeks.

Join us and get up-to-date on what’s going on around the globe!

World Tour in Brazil and Turkey

The World Tour remains active this week with simultaneous tournaments happening in South America and Europe from Thursday to Sunday. The Brazilian coastal city of Itapema hosts the event for the first-time with a four star tournament taking 85 teams to the southern region of the country. In Turkey, 71 teams will compete in the Aydin one-star event.

Beach Volleyball on Twitter

No time to rest because #BeachVolleyball is already back in action! #BeachWorldTour https://t.co/WCqxlzy741

Players sidelined

A handful of players reported injuries this week and could be sidelined for the next weeks of the World Tour. American veteran Jake Gibb broke his toe while practicing with his partner Taylor Crabb in Hermosa Beach. Brazilians Bruno Schmidt, with a muscle injury on his tight, and Pedro Solberg, with a calf issue, have both withdrawn from the Itapema Open. The list is completed by Italian Daniele Lupo, who’s getting treatment for an ankle injury.

Niente World tour in Brasile 🇧🇷 per noi....altra settimana di recupero e si torna in forma!!💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 #timetteleali #smart #redbull #brasile #itapema #worldtour #aeronauticamilitare #EA7

3,096 Likes, 14 Comments - Daniele Lupo (@danieledlupo) on Instagram: "Niente World tour in Brasile 🇧🇷 per noi....altra settimana di recupero e si torna in forma!!💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻..."

Social Media: What a shot!

This week’s social media post is this beautiful picture of Serbian Djordje Klasnic. The sunset, the beach and a volleyball. What more could we hope for?

Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.

223 Likes, 3 Comments - Djordje Klasnic (@djolekl) on Instagram: "Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let..."

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