2018-11-29 16:03:00 CEST
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
If you are missing beach volleyball action already, get ready because this week is for you. For the last time in 2018 the ball is up in the air in different locations, with the World Tour returning to Ljubljana, Asian teams clashing in Doha and a King of the Beach type of tournament taking place in California.
Save some time too to check out what paternity has done to Alexander Brouwer.
World Tour is back at Ljubljana
The World Tour is returning to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana for the second time in just four months with a one-star event - the last international event scheduled for the 2018 calendar year. The tournament has a heavy field with 79 teams (52 men and 27 women, mostly from Europe), including the one of Vasiliki Arvaniti, a three-time Olympian from Greece who is returning to the sport, and Penny Karagkouni.
First trip after 28 months off.. ! #team #vickypeny #comeback #teamwork #beachteam #fivbtournament2018 #Slovenia #eope #hellasteam #athletelife #momslife #adidasgr
183 Likes, 7 Comments - Vicky Arvaniti (@vickyarvaniti) on Instagram: "First trip after 28 months off.. ! #team #vickypeny #comeback #teamwork #beachteam..."
Asians clash in Doha
The Asian Volleyball Confederation is ending its season with a men-only tournament in Doha, the Beach Volleyball Qatar Master 2018. Four nations entered the last day of the event with hopes of winning gold as Qatar's Cherif Samba/Ahmed Tijan, Japan's Yusuke Ishijima/Yuya Ageba, Kazakhstan's Alexey Sidorenko/Alexandr Dyachenko and Australia's Cole Durant/Damien Schumann are the semifinalists.
Crowns up for grabs on Huntington Beach
In California, 16 of the best men’s and women’s athletes in the world will play in a King of the Beach style tournament in Huntington Beach. In the event, players will rotate partners every match to form some interesting duos, including ones reuniting American Kerri Walsh Jennings and Brazilian Carol Solberg and Latvian Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Carol’s brother, Pedro.
Social Media: Brouwer’s early father days haven’t been easy
You saw here last week that Alexander Brouwer has just welcomed his first son, remember? Now it’s time to check what the presence of a newborn at home and limited hours of sleep have done to the Dutch defender on his first days of fatherhood.
399 Likes, 9 Comments - Alexander Brouwer (@alexander_brouwer) on Instagram: "It's nice to throw things against walls👍🏼"
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The week in the sands of the world