2019-02-01 11:00:00 CEST

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Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Claudia Galindo led Colombia to victory over Guyana in Coquimbo (Photocredit: CSV)Claudia Galindo led Colombia to victory over Guyana in Coquimbo (Photocredit: CSV)

Hello, beach volleyball fans! The first month of the year is already behind us and tournaments around the planet start to pick up. This week we had the first matches of the Continental Cup, one of the ways to qualify to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Chile and the formation of a new team in Poland.

Find out more about this and much more here on Beach Shorts.

Chile, Uruguay, Colombia and Venezuela advance in Continental Cup

South America was the first continent to kick off its Continental Cup and four countries have booked their places into the final stage after two days of matches in Coquimbo, Chile. Among the women, Colombia and Venezuela defeated Guyana and Chile respectively to qualify. In the men’s event, Chile and Uruguay advanced after triumphs over French Guyana and Peru.

Uruguay came out on top in the duel with Peru (Photocredit: CSV)Uruguay came out on top in the duel with Peru (Photocredit: CSV)

Prudel has a new partner

After spending the 2018 season with Jakub Szalankiewicz, Polish veteran Mariusz Prudel is ready to start a new partnership. The 33-year-old blocker, who played at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics with long-time partner Grzegorz Fijalek, has picked up up-and-coming talent Dominik Poznanski. At 18, the young defender has just played international volleyball at youth level and will make his World Tour debut in 2019.

Prudel is one of the most accomplished players of Polish beach volleyballPrudel is one of the most accomplished players of Polish beach volleyball

Borger and Sude to debut in Sydney

The team of Karla Borger and Julia Sude will be the first of the new German beach volleyball duos formed after the retirement of Kira Walkenhorst to debut as they are entered to compete at the World Tour three-star tournament in Sydney, Australia, from March 6-10.

⁣A little throwback to our last tournament together 🔙 in 2⃣0⃣1⃣3⃣ ... ⠀ Excited about our next tournaments together in 2⃣0⃣1⃣9⃣ on our #roadtotokyo 💪🏐💪⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #fivb #beachvolleyball #throwback #grandslamberlin #backinthedays⠀ ⠀ 📸 by @beautifulsports⠀

162 Likes, 2 Comments - Borger | Sude (@borgersude) on Instagram: "⁣A little throwback to our last tournament together 🔙 in 2⃣0⃣1⃣3⃣ ... ⠀ Excited about our next..."

Social Media: Meet the Mini Superman!

Sean Rosenthal’s Superman nickname is well-documented in international beach volleyball. What many didn’t know is that there’s a miniature version of him walking in the sands of California. Isn’t he cute?

My Mini-Me. #sonofkalel

1,104 Likes, 14 Comments - Sean Rosenthal (@seanrosenthal) on Instagram: "My Mini-Me. #sonofkalel"

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