2019-08-09 09:00:00 CEST

Beach Shorts

The week in the sands of the world

World champions Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Viacheslav Krasilnikov are playing the Euros at home (Photocredit: CEV))World champions Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Viacheslav Krasilnikov are playing the Euros at home (Photocredit: CEV))

That’s it. The 2019 Beach Majors Series is over after another unforgettable edition of the A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of beach volleyball to be played this year, starting from this weekend.

Players will be spread among Europe, Asia and South America as tournaments of international, continental and national level are happening all over the globe. Here’s what we got for this weekend:

European elite in Moscow

The best European teams are competing in Moscow this week for the 2019 continental titles. While the men’s reigning champions Anders Mol and Christian Sørum of Norway are contending for back-to-back gold medals, the 2018 women’s winners Sanne Keizer and Madelein Meppelink of the Netherlands had to pull out due to injury. There’s also continental action in Penghu, Taiwan, with the Asian Tour.

German star Laura Ludwig is a four-time European champion (Photocredit: CEV)German star Laura Ludwig is a four-time European champion (Photocredit: CEV)

One-star World Tour events in Brazil, Hungary and Liechtenstein

The elite is not engaged with the World Tour this week but there’s plenty of opportunity for up-and-coming players to get some points at three one-star tournaments are currently happening. The highlight is the debut of Budapest, Hungary, in the international calendar. The other two events are being playing in Miguel Pereira, Brazil, and Vaduz, Liechtenstein, which are both part of the Tour for the second-straight season.

Budapest is part of the World Tour for the first time (Photocredit: FIVB)Budapest is part of the World Tour for the first time (Photocredit: FIVB)

German Tour heads to Zinnowitz

The German National Tour is approaching its final portion as it heads to Zinnowitz, the stage of the seventh of nine tournaments scheduled for this summer. Among the teams set to compete this week are two of the country’s representatives at this year’s World Championships – Jonathan Erdmann/Sven Winter and Leonie Körtzinger/Sarah Schneider.

Winter and Erdmann are competing on their National Tour this weekWinter and Erdmann are competing on their National Tour this week

Social Media: Nice words, Mel!

Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes had some unbeliavable weeks over the last month and a half and it seems that they needed to return home to really understand the meaning of all they've accomplished lately.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

this is what 6 weeks on the road looks like. Gruelling, magical, challenging, emotional, beautiful, rewarding, intense, inspired, fulfilled, tired. 6 weeks on the road, coming back with two 5th place finishes and 3 gold medals. I haven’t had a second to fully realize what we’ve accomplished so now it’s time to try & process it all 😅 Not sure when it’ll hit me but I’m not in any rush. Don’t pinch me cause I’ll be enjoying this forever with @sarah_pavan. Insanely proud of how the team managed to stay grounded, consistent & tenacious throughout these few months even after starting off with a SERIOUS bang💥 a much needed rest for mind, body & soul🙏🏼✨😘 #goldenbookends

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