2018-11-09 09:00:00 CET
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
Hello, beach volleyball fans! It might be the off-season but the stars of the sand were still a little busy this week! If beach volleyball players are not competing and many of them are not even training right now, it’s that time of the year when they’re recognized for their efforts over an entire season and we get to see them in formal clothes.
Several beach volleyball players were awarded this week and your weekly column Beach Shorts brings all of it and much more for you.
Vikings and Czechs awarded in Europe
The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) had its Gala night to award the best of the continent and (surprise!) Anders Mol and Christian Sørum of Norway were selected as the Kings of the Beach in the continent. The Queens of the Beach were Czech Republic’s Marketa Sluková and Barbora Hermannová, the winners of the Vienna Major. Russians Denis Shekunov and Dmitrii Veretiuk, who won gold at both the Under-19 World Championship and the Under-20 European Championship, received were also honored for their outstanding achievements in age-group competitions.
About yesterday night👑🙌🏻 #queensandkings #ofthebeach #volleygala #cev #fancy #award @beachvolleyvikings
1,339 Likes, 13 Comments - Markéta Sluková-Nausch (@beach_maki) on Instagram: "About yesterday night👑🙌🏻 #queensandkings #ofthebeach #volleygala #cev #fancy #award..."
Clancy and Artacho honored in Australia
Australians Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy, who had an amazing international season, winning four golds at the World Tour, their first Beach Major Series medal and a silver at the Commonwealth Games, were honored in their home country as they shared the South Australian Sports Institute’s Female Athlete of the Year and Program Athlete of the Year.
Ross and Klineman are the American Team of the Month
Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman were voted the Team of the Month in October by the United States Olympic Committee. The duo had a successful run last month, topping the podium at both the World Tour four-star event in Yanghzou and the NORCECA Championships in Boca Chica.
We are excited for @alixklineman and @AprilRossBeach who have earned Best of October honors for the @TeamUSA Awards presented by Dow 😃🎉 | https://t.co/W3eEAQPBpU Thanks to everyone who voted!
Social Media: Here's some beach volleyball
Before you have crisis of abstinence, here is one of the greatest rallies of last season, between Austria's Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst and Latvia's Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins at the Vienna Major. Enjoy!
That cut shot 😍🙌💥 . . . #beachmajorseries #beachvolleyball #viennamajor @doppler.horst @volleyball_austria @fivbvolleyball @samoilovs @samoilovssmedins @samoilovssmedins @volejbolslv @viennatouristboard @seat_at @a1telekom @swatchandsports
1,637 Likes, 24 Comments - Beach Volleyball Major Series (@beachmajorseries) on Instagram: "That cut shot 😍🙌💥 . . . #beachmajorseries #beachvolleyball #viennamajor @doppler.horst..."
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