2019-02-13 19:31:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

Bruno and Evandro will pursue the qualification to Tokyo 2020 togetherBruno and Evandro will pursue the qualification to Tokyo 2020 together

We’re back for another edition of Beach Shorts, your weekly column with everything beach volleyball-related and it has been a busy few days with a surprising and very promising partnership being formed in Brazil. We also have some interesting news regarding the World Tour and the Australian national team.

Join us and have fun!

Bruno and Evandro together

In what is probably the most massive piece of news so far in 2019, reigning Olympic champion Bruno Schmidt and world champion Evandro Gonçalves have decided to join forces towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The team will make its internatiobnal debut at the four-star event in Doha, Qatar, in March. Their former partners, Pedro Solberg and Vitor Felipe, will also be together as the season moves on.

Um pouco do nosso primeiro dia! 👍 @bancodobrasil @bbnosesportes @cimedesportes @redbull @redbullbr @underarmourbrasil @underarmour @cdfteam @anasolprotetorsolar @congeladosdasonia @marinhaoficial 🏐 #EquipeEvandroeBruno #CTLeblon #bbnosesportes #bancodobrasil #cimed #cimedesportes #cimedsemlimites #voxxsuplementos #redbull #congeladosdasonia #anasol #euamosol #bolsaatleta #marinhadobrasil #prefeituradorio #volei #voleidepraia #beachvolley #timebrasil #umsósonho #umsóobjetivo #rumoatoquio #toquio2020 #olimpíada #torcidabrasil

465 Likes, 23 Comments - Evandro_Bruno Schmidt (@evandroebruno_oficial) on Instagram: "Um pouco do nosso primeiro dia! 👍 @bancodobrasil @bbnosesportes @cimedesportes @redbull @redbullbr..."

New events added to World Tour calendar

The FIVB has announced the addition of five new one-star events, all in Europe and during the summer, to its calendar. The tournaments will be held in partnership with the European Volleyball Federation and will take place in Baden (Austria), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Marbolk (Poland), Vaduz (Liechtenstein) and Knokke-Heist (Belgium).  

CEV Beach Volleyball on Twitter

Good news for all the #BeachVolleyball lovers! 😍 The FIVB announced five 1-Star event on European sand! Read the full story here 👉 https://t.co/DqnSIHyaZH

Former player takes over as head coach in Australia

Long-time Australian beach volleyball player Andrew Schacht is set to take over as the head coach of the country’s national program. The 45-year-old Schacht, who is a two-time Olympian having played at both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games and competed in the World Tour between 1996 and 2008, was involved in coaching with the program since 2009.  

Australian Andrew Schasht retired after the Beijing 2008 Games (Photocredit: FIVB)Australian Andrew Schasht retired after the Beijing 2008 Games (Photocredit: FIVB)

Social Media: Josi takes it to another level

Brazilian defender Josi Alves decided that just playing beach volleyball was way too easy, so she thought about adding another layer of difficulty to it. And, well, she did pretty well!

E para hoje de manhã um pouco de Slackline com vôlei de praia...☀☀☀✌✌✌

225 Likes, 21 Comments - Josi Alves (@josialvesatleta) on Instagram: "E para hoje de manhã um pouco de Slackline com vôlei de praia...☀☀☀✌✌✌"

In case you missed it

Know why Tenerife has become the premier destination for camps

Find out Phil Dalhausser’s success secret

 

See you next week!

Latest News

Alison and André find new partners

Alison and André find new partners

Reigning Olympic and World champions confirm new constellations

Read more

Alison & André split

Alison & André split

Olympic and World championship partnership call it quits

Read more

Back-to-back golds for the Grimalts

Back-to-back golds for the Grimalts

Chileans on fire on the World Tour as they strike again in Doha

Read more

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts

It’s that time of the week… the latest news from the sands of the world

Read more

Newsletter