2018-05-23 20:05:00 CET
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
It was a slow week in the World Tour, with only one tournament happening, but a very busy one outside the courts. Olympic champions have split, new teams were formed in Brazil and players went through surgery over the last few days and Beach Shorts brings all of that and more to you.
Join us and get updated on the major beach volleyball happenings around the globe:
Alex Ranghieri sidelined
Italian star Alex Ranghieri is set to miss a significant portion of the World Tour season as he underwent surgery on his right knee. In the meantime, his partner Marco Caminati is playing with Enrico Rossi. The Net Patroller is already rehabbing and we wish him a speedy recovery!
Operazione tutto bene. Ma 19 ore di digiuno mi hanno ammazzato @justeat_it in arrivo... #grazieatutti Mariani top! #morfinapetutti #noncistonellabarrella #infermieregnocche
6,629 Likes, 165 Comments - Alex Ranghieri (@alexranghieri) on Instagram: "Operazione tutto bene. Ma 19 ore di digiuno mi hanno ammazzato @justeat_it in arrivo......"
Brazil hosts one-star event
After a four-star event in Itapema last week, the World Tour remains in Brazil, now with a one-star tournament held in Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro. A total of 33 teams (19 men’s and 14 women’s pairs) from 12 different countries will compete in the tournament, which runs until Sunday.
Esta semana Miguel Pereira vai receber pela primeira vez uma etapa do Circuito Mundial de Vôlei de Praia da FIVB - International Volleyball Federation!
Talita is still training
Brazilian star Talita Antunes, who is expected to give birth to Renato, her first son, in a month-time, hasn’t stopped practicing beach volleyball yet. The 35-year-old blocker is still doing some limited exercises in the sand with the help of her husband, beach volleyball coach Renato França. Isn’t it cute?
Dia de treino em família ❤️👪☺️ Vídeo by @andreiaadanttas 😎 @vidal_fisio brigaduu pelo help hoje 😎☺️ #treinoemfamilia #gravidezsaudavel #gravidez #mother #muitoamor #inlove
685 Likes, 50 Comments - Talita Antunes (@talitavolei) on Instagram: "Dia de treino em família ❤️👪☺️ Vídeo by @andreiaadanttas 😎 @vidal_fisio brigaduu pelo help hoje 😎☺️..."
Social Media: A Hyden-Hyden team in the making?
Watch out, Theo Brunner! It seems like John Hyden is laying the groundwork to switch you by…well, someone a little younger. But, come on, we got to admit they have some chemistry, don’t they?
In case you missed it
See you next Friday!