2018-10-31 16:26:00 CEST
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
Welcome to November, beach volleyball fans! The 2018 calendar year is coming to its end and that means the 2019 season and the Fort Lauderdale Major are right around the corner. While your countdown to elite beach volleyball runs down, take a look at what your weekly Beach Shorts column brings to you!
Good news comes in threes for Kira
Olympic and world champion Kira Walkenhorst of Germany has become a mother of three last week as her wife, Maria, gave birth to the triplets Mo, Pepe and Emma. Congratulations to the family and we cannot wait to have all of you in the Beach Major Series!
Kira Walkenhorst and wife Maria just welcomed triplets 👶👶👶 Congratulations on the arrival of little Mo, Pepe and Emma 🍾🥂🎉🎊
Lili takes a break from the sport
Brazilian blocker Lili Maestrini has announced she will take a break from beach volleyball after finishing fourth in the Brazilian Tour event last weekend. The player, who just turned 31 and was recently partnering with Josi Alves, said she need some time away from the sport for personal reasons but that she plans on returning at some point in the future.
Regional event in Göteborg
The international season is almost over, but Göteborg, in Sweden, will welcome teams from Denmark, England, Finland, Norway, Serbia, The Netherlands and hosts Sweden for the final event of the regional NEVZA Tour. Among the participants, who will compete in the world’s largest beach volleyball arena, will be Swedish David Åhman and Jonatan Hellvig, the recently-crowned Youth Olympics champions, and Norway’s Aleksanser Sørum, the younger brother on World Tour Finals champion Christian, and 47-year-old Vegard Hoidalen, who last competed internationally in 2012.
Social Media: It's Halloween!
Halloween was celebrated in several countries this week and Canadian blocker Ben Saxton found an interesting way to connect it with volleyball.
#happyhalloween🎃 Our worn out volleyballs are good for something after all. #happyVolloween #zerowaste #SaxOLantern
83 Likes, 1 Comments - Ben Saxton (@bensaxton13) on Instagram: "#happyhalloween🎃 Our worn out volleyballs are good for something after all. #happyVolloween..."
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