2019-02-13 19:31:00 CET
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
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.
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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).
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.
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!
225 Likes, 21 Comments - Josi Alves (@josialvesatleta) on Instagram: "E para hoje de manhã um pouco de Slackline com vôlei de praia...☀☀☀✌✌✌"
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See you next week!