2019-02-22 03:10:00 CEST
Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world
Hello, beach volleyball fans! Get ready for what’s expected to be the busiest weekend in a while as the World Tour and the Brazilian Tour will both be active during the next few days. On top of that, we have a new team to reveal to you and an interesting connection between volleyball and the NBA All-Star Game.
Curious? Well, not need to be, you will know all we’re talking about in the next couple of minutes!
New teams debut in the Brazilian Tour
The new Brazilian teams of Bruno Schmidt/Evandro Goncalves and Pedro Solberg/Vitor Felipe have both debuted at their National Tour stop in Fortaleza on Thursday. Evandro and Bruno secured two victories, including one against Austrians Robin Seidl and Philipp Waller, who were invited to the tournament, while Pedro and Vitor had a positive and a negative result on their first day as partners.
ESTREIAS ! Dois novos times no naipe masculino, ambos classificados às oitavas de final aqui na etapa de Fortaleza (CE). Quer saber o resultado do dia das duplas e os próximos confrontos? Acesse voleidepraia.cbv.com.br Spoiler: Tem jogão pelas oitavas com transmissão ao vivo #BBnosEsportes #GrupoCimed #CimedEsportes #AsicsVolleyball #Imoveme #MikasaBrasil #OpenFortaleza
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World Tour in Cambodia
After a six-week break, the World Tour is back with a women-only two-star tournament taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this week. Among the teams competing in the Asian country are Australia’s Nicole Laird/Becchara Palmer, Czech Republic’s Michala Kvapilová/Michaela Kubickova, Poland’s Monika Brzostek/Aleksandra Wachowicz and USA’s Caitlin Ledoux/Geena Urango.
Varenhorst has a new partner
Dutch veteran Christiaan Varenhorst was in the hunt for a new partner since he split with Jasper Bouter last year. And it seems he found one as the giant blocker is entered to play at the World Tour four-star event in Doha, in March, with 24-year-old Steven van de Velde.
Social Media: Volleyball at the NBA All-Star Game
The basketball NBA had its annual edition of the All-Star Game last weekend in Charlotte and volleyball had a couple of minutes in the event when stars Stephen Curry and Joel Embiid inserted some moves of the sport in their warm-up routine. It almost ended badly for Curry, but it was cool, wasn’t it?
Bump, set, spike! #NBAAllStar https://t.co/YzvSg20lmL
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The week in the sands of the world
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