2019-08-22 03:53:00 CEST
The week in the sands of the world
Beach volleyball fans, get ready for a crazy weekend. You might be wondering why since there’s not a Beach Major Series event going on in the next few days and not even a World Tour four-star to keep us busy somewhere, but believe me, this weekend will be unique.
After all, when was the last time you can remember witnessing beach volleyball events in four different continents at the same? That’s what’s going down in the next couple of days and here’s our guide so you can follow it very, very closely.
World Tour in three continents
It all stars with the World Tour, which will host simultaneous events in three different continents. The men are in Europe as they head to Jurmala, Latvia, for a three-star, while the women compete in China, in a two-star in Zhongwei. A second event in Asia is the one-star in Salalah, Oman, while Africa joins the party with another one-star in Rubavu, Rwanda.
National Tours in Brazil, Russia, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands
At the national level, Brazilian beach volleyball elite gathers in the country’s capital Brasília for the Superpraia, the closing event of the 2018-2019 season. Champions will also be determined in the Netherlands, Russia and Austria, with the National Championships been held in the Hague, Anapa and Seewalchen am Attersee, while Switzerland will host another event of its National Tour in Rorschach.
Another World Championships final rematch
The city of Albany, in New York, USA, will see another rematch of the World Championships gold medal match as Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes and Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman will clash in the semifinals of the Aurora Games Festival, a multisport event created as a platform for “women to take center stage”. World Tour stars Marketa Sluková and Barbora Hermannova of the Czech Republic and Nina Betschart and Tanja Hüberli of Switzerland will play for the other final spot.
Social Media: Time for some Crabb love
Trevor Crabb won his first AVP title last week in Manhattan Beach with Reid Priddy and his younger brother, Taylor, showed all his love for it, but, as a good brother, couldn’t help but poke him a little bit too.
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See you next week!