2018-06-27 15:49:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Losiak and Kantor play at home in the World Tour this weekendLosiak and Kantor play at home in the World Tour this weekend

And here we are, beach volleyball fans, ready for another weekend of action, and as usual, our column Beach Shorts brings all the news directly from the sands of the world to your screen! The World Tour continues active, but there’s also the Mediterranean Games in display in Tarragona with some familiar faces.

Here is all the information you need to make through the weekend!

Kantor and Losiak play for World Tour home gold

The World Tour continues this week with the four-star event in Warsaw, as the Polish capital hosts its first-ever double-gender tournament. World ranking leaders Bartosz Losiak and Piotr Kantor aim to be the first Polish team to win a World Tour tournament in home soil. The event also marked the return of legend Ricardo Santos to the international scene, but new partner Guto Carvalhaes and him were eliminated in the Brazilian country-quota.

Veteran Ricardo competed in the country-quota in Warsaw, but failed to advance (Photocredit: FIVB)Veteran Ricardo competed in the country-quota in Warsaw, but failed to advance (Photocredit: FIVB)

Beach volleyball is featured in the Mediterranean Games

Beach volleyball will also be in display this weekend in Tarragona, Spain, as the city welcomes the 18th Mediterranean Games, a multi-sport event contested by 26 countries. The beach volleyball tournament will happen between Friday and Sunday and will have some World Tour regulars, such as Spain’s Amaranta Navarro/Angela Lobato, France’s Youssef Krou/Quincy Aye, Italy’s Marco Caminati/Enrico Rossi and Turkey’s Murat Giginoglu/Volkan Gogtepe.

Road to Spain 🇪🇸- Mediterranean games in two days the Mediterranean games will start. we will take part in this wonderful competition with the focus of doing our best. follow us 💪🏽🇮🇹 @federazioneitalianapallavolo @conisocial @italiateam @emporioarmani

498 Likes, 10 Comments - enrico rossi (@enry_rossi) on Instagram: "Road to Spain 🇪🇸- Mediterranean games in two days the Mediterranean games will start. we will..."

Changes in the World Rankings Top-5

The world rankings have been updated after the four-star event in Ostrava last week and even tough Poland’s Kantor/Losiak and Canada’s Pavan/Humana-Paredes remain on top among men and women. There were some changes in the top-5 of both genders, with Czech Republic’s Slukova/Hermannova and the Netherlands’ Brouwer/Meeuwsen moving up in to second place in the lists. The gold medal won in Ostrava propelled Spain’s Herrera/Gavira into the men’s top-5.

The Ostrava gold medal pushed Czechs Hermannova and Slukova to the second place in the rankingsThe Ostrava gold medal pushed Czechs Hermannova and Slukova to the second place in the rankings

Social Media: Sam Pedlow’s chest point

Sam Pedlow is the blocker of his Canadian partnership with Sam Schachter, but he showed us that sometimes it’s worth being creative and making some changes in the team’s system. Well done, Sam!

Sometimes you mix it up and put the blocker in the back court. Sometimes he gets lucky with a chest dig to score... . . . . #voli #volimania #voliindo #volleyball #beachvolley #volleyballphoto #teamcanada #tokyo2020 #majorseries #beardgang #ostravabeachopen #voleidepraia #roadtotokyo #gc2018 #warsaw #warsawcity #polish #polishvolleyball #inked #ostrava #ostravacity #czechfitness #volleyballcanada #proathlete #traveleurope #polishfit #polishfitness #warsawa #fivb . @volleyball_club_no1 @voleivideos @volley_pictures @volley_love_gram @xvolley @volleyballism_ @volleyballove_ @volleyball_frenzy @insta_volleyball_love @power.volleyball @volleyballpictures1 @volleyball.gram @epochvolleyball @myvolleywood @spectacularvolleyball @voleyball_for_lifes @playr.volley @volleymob @beachmajorseries @teamcanada @lululemon @teamusana @bolle_eyewear @scarborosubaru

885 Likes, 53 Comments - Sam Pedlow (@pedlowsamuel) on Instagram: "Sometimes you mix it up and put the blocker in the back court. Sometimes he gets lucky with a chest..."

In case you missed it

Talita gives birth to her first son

Chase Budinger is ready for the challenge in Gstaad

Hermannova/Slukova and Herrera/Gavira victorious in Ostrava

See how the new Brazilian teams did on their debut

Kira Walkenhorst wins silver on German Tour

 

Have a great weekend!

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