2019-04-19 02:28:00 CET

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The week in the sands of the world

Teams from all over the planet are competing in Sweden (Photocredit: FIVB)Teams from all over the planet are competing in Sweden (Photocredit: FIVB)

The summer is quickly approaching and, as so, the beach volleyball fever is spreading out around the globe. This week is a good example as we bring to you news coming from three different continents.

Join us and know everything you need for the next few days!

World Tour premiere in Sweden

Sweden is hosting a World Tour event for the first time ever as Göteborg welcomes athletes from around the planet to a one-star event held at the world’s biggest indoor center for beach volleyball. Local rising stars David Åhman and Jonatan Hellvig, who won last year’s Youth Olympics, are among the contenders for the men’s title.

Having a great time here!πŸβ˜€οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ #svenskvolleyboll #beachgang #gainomax #fuerteventura #svenskahollywoodfruar

613 Likes, 1 Comments - David Åhman & Jonatan Hellvig (@ahmanhellvigbeach) on Instagram: "Having a great time here!πŸβ˜€οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ #svenskvolleyboll #beachgang #gainomax #fuerteventura..."

Brazil hosts South American Tour

Brazil will be the stage of the fifth stop of the 2019 South American Tour as the city of Camaçari, in Bahia, will welcome athletes from the continent this weekend. Bahia-native and beach volleyball legend Ricardo Santos will be the main star of the event as the 44-year-old veteran, who was recently crowned as Brazilian champion, will pair with up-and-comer Vinicius Freitas.

A última etapa do Sul Americano será realizado em Costa de Camaçari no período de 19 a 21 de abril . Nesse torneio estarei jogando ao lado do @vinicius__freitas e brigando por mais um título da competição . Estaremos contando com a energia de todos para essa competição . #volleyball #volley #costadecamaçari #bahia #litoralnorte #beachvolley #beachvolleyball #volei #voleibol #voleidepraia #sulamericana #champion #camaçari

888 Likes, 15 Comments - Ricardo Santos (@ricardobeach1) on Instagram: "A última etapa do Sul Americano será realizado em Costa de Camaçari no período de 19 a 21 de abril..."

China prevails at the Asian Tour

Chinese beach volleyball proved to be a force to be reckoned with at the continental level as the country collected both gold medals at the Samila Open, a stop of the Asian Tour, in Thailand. Gao Peng/Li Yang won the men’s tournament while Wang Fan/Xia Xinyi prevailed among the women.

Asian Volleyball on Twitter

In-form Gao Peng & Li Yang successfully defended their men's title at the 20th #AsianBeachTour #SamilaOpen on Tuesday following a convincing 2-0 (21-19 21-15) victory over Wu Jiaxin & Ha Likejiang in an all-Chinese final showdown.

Social Media: That’s how you develop chemistry

Chemistry is highly-regarded by beach volleyball players as the familiarity with your partner can win games for any given team. Germans Laura Ludwig and Maggie Kozuch are a new team on Tour and they decided to speed up their chemistry building process in a very peculiar way. It couldn’t be more appropriate, could it?

Spitznamen im Team? Laura: Maggie Spitzname ist Kusia (gesprochen Kuschia). Das kommt aus der Kindheit, weil eine ihrer Schwester Kasia heißt, dann kam bei ihr Kusia raus. Auf dem Feld rufe ich "Kusch", die Kurzform, die mag ich echt gerne, auf dem Feld kommt das einfach gut raus. Maggie: Mein Spitzname für Laura eigentlich Laura, manchmal Laurie. Ich weiß aber gar nicht, ob mir das gefällt. Ihr gefällt das bestimmt nicht und mir eigentlich auch nicht soπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜…πŸ˜‚, aber das ist wohl ein, zwei Mal rausgerutscht. Laura nennt mich übrigens auch Kusi, aber bei mir geht sowieso alles durcheinander, weil alle auch Maggie mit A und Maggie mit Ä sagen. #adidas #beachvolleyball #lauraundmaggie #perfektesteam #spitznamen #spasszusammen #workhardplayhard #lauraludwig #maggiekozuch #hamburg #volleyball #fivb #beach #germany #olympics #sports #maggie #margaretakozuch #kozuch #volleyball #volley #TechnikerBeachTour #beach #beachgirl #beachlife #future #ludwigkozuch #newteam #strongwomen

2,169 Likes, 27 Comments - Laura Ludwig Maggie Kozuch (@lauraludwig_maggiekozuch) on Instagram: "Spitznamen im Team? Laura: Maggie Spitzname ist Kusia (gesprochen Kuschia). Das kommt aus der..."

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