2018-10-26 06:42:00 CEST
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
Hello, beach volleyball fans! The international season is over for the men, but the women are still competing as the World Tour is in Chetumal, Mexico, this week. Other familiar faces are in action in Central and South America as the NORCECA and the Brazilian Tours are in full power now.
Know all about it and much more on your weekly edition of Beach Shorts!
Women compete in Mexico
The World Tour is back in Mexico this week with the city of Chetumal hosting a women-only three-star event for the first time. While several teams have already called it a year and entered off-season, that’s not the case for world ranking leaders Brandie Wilkerson and Heather Bansley of Canada or three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings of the USA, who are all competing in the Mexican coastal city this week.
Brazilian Tour heads to Vila Velha
Just two Brazilian teams are competing in Mexico this week and the country’s limited participation is justified by the second stop of its National Tour in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo. The city is the hometown of both Alison Cerutti and Andre Loyola, who will count on local support to compete against the likes of Pedro Solberg/Bruno Schmidt and Evandro Gonçaves/Vitor Felipe. Among the women, the country’s three top teams, Agatha Bednarczuk/Duda Lisboa, Barbara Seixas/Fernanda Berti and Carolina Salgado/Maria Elisa Antonelli are all entered.
NORCECA’s season comes to an end in Martinique
The North, Central America and Caribbean Tour end its 2018 season this week in Martinique, which hosts the sixth and final stop of the calendar. Men’s and women’s teams from 12 nations are set to compete, including Canada’s Sophie Bukovec/Alexandra Poletto and USA’s Karissa Cook/Katie Spieler.
Social Media: Curry’s got the moves
We all know that Stephen Curry is a basketball genius as the two-time NBA champion has repeatedly shown over the last seasons. But the point guard seems to have a decent volleyball skillset too as he incorporated some moves we are very familiar with to his pre-match warmup. We see you, Curry!
429.6k Likes, 2,261 Comments - Golden State Warriors (@warriors) on Instagram: "Assist from mom ✅ 🏐 🏀"
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The week in the sands of the world