2019-03-01 10:46:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

It’s the weekend and that means one thing: Beach Shorts. The beach volleyball season is about to really get into gear over the next few weeks and over the next few days a one-star tournament in India will reach its climax.

We’ve also got news of which US teams will be lining up in Doha for the four-star event later this month as well as an interesting photograph which appeared on Instagram earlier this week!

If that’s not enough to encourage you to read on, we don’t know what is!

Vying for victory in Visakhapatnam

Wir verabschieden uns von Kambodscha und sind bereits auf dem Weg nach Indien zum nächsten Turnier. Am Freitag starten wir in Vizag beim Fivb 1* im Hauptbewerb! #polizeisport#emmericheyewear#fivb#beachvolleyball#from#phnompenh#to#vizag#travel

319 Likes, 3 Comments - Nadine & Teresa Strauss (@beachvb_straussis) on Instagram: "Wir verabschieden uns von Kambodscha und sind bereits auf dem Weg nach Indien zum nächsten Turnier...."

Medals, ranking points and prize money is up for grabs in India this weekend at the double-gender one-star tournament in Visakhapatnam, India.

In the men’s tournament, Iran’s Bahman Salemi and Arash Vakiki are the number one seeds while host nation India have three teams eyeing a place in the knockout rounds.

Japan’s Yurika Sakaguchi and Chiyo Suzuki are the top-seeded side in the women’s half of the tournament and the duo face competition from the likes of Austrian sisters Nadie and Teresa Strauss and Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko of Vanuatu. India are also represented by three teams in the pool play phase.

The medal matches will take place on Sunday.

Argentina at the double

Ana Gallay on Twitter

Primeras en La primera etapa de continental Cup . Seguimos pensando en los juego Olímpico de Tokio 2020 💪💪

There was good news for Argentina’s men and women’s teams as they booked their place in the CSV Continental Cup Final after they won the second stage of the competition last weekend. 

Argentine pairs Maria Zonta and Brenda Churin, and Ana Gallay and Fernanda Pereyra reached the final round with a 3-0 victory over Paraguay’s Valiente Michelle and Patricia Carolina, and Erika Sofia and Gabriela Filippo.

In the men’s final, Mauro Zelayeta and Bautista Amieva, Nicholas Capogrosso and Julian Azaad took on Colombia’s Johan Murray and Jorge Luis Manjarres, and Juan David Paternina and Jorge Cabrera and won a 3-1.

Continental Cup matches are played as a best of five rubbers, with countries represented by two teams. The tournament is made up of three phases and the winner of the third phase in June will book a place for their National Olympic Committee at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

US duo off to Doha

USAV Beach on Twitter

In country-quota matches for FIVB 4⭐️ in Doha, Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans def Ryan Doherty/John Hyden, 21-13, 21-19. Chase Budinger/Casey Patterson def Stafford Slick/Bill Allen, 27-25, 21-13. Kolinske/Evans and Budinger/Patterson both enter qualifying bracket.

The four-star tournament in Doha might be two weeks away, but teams in the USA were busy preparing to qualify for the event in the Qatari capital.

In country quota matches played this week, Bill Kolinske and Miles Evans beat Ryan Doherty and John Hyden, while Chase Budinger and Casey Patterson saw off Stafford Slick and Billy Allen to join Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena in the tournament which begins on March 12.

Social media: Agatha/Duda makeover?!

GENTEEEM PARA TUDO!!! Quem deu risada desta foto dá uma curtida aqui!!!😹😹😹😹 Versão Olímpica 😹😹😹. Não to achando o insta do Macaé aqui (o que está vestido de Ágatha) mas eles estão fantasiados pro Banho a Fantasia, na minha city lá em Paranaguá! Eles merecem 🤣🤣🤣 (repara que o Macaé se preocupou até em fazer minhas três tatuagens e em pintar as unhas do mesmo jeito que eu pintei nas olimpíadas) 😂😂

2,108 Likes, 122 Comments - Ágatha Bednarczuk Rippel (@agatha_rippel) on Instagram: "GENTEEEM PARA TUDO!!! Quem deu risada desta foto dá uma curtida aqui!!!😹😹😹😹 Versão Olímpica 😹😹😹...."

In certain parts of the world this week people have been celebrating Carnival. Among those in Brazil those dressing up in fancy dress have been Agatha and Duda… or should that be fans of the World Tour Finals champions! Great costume, guys!



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