2019-08-22 03:53:00 CEST

Beach Shorts

The week in the sands of the world

The Lion King Aleksandrs Samoilovs plays on his home sand of Jurmala this weekThe Lion King Aleksandrs Samoilovs plays on his home sand of Jurmala this week

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. 

Jurmala is hosting a World Tour event for the first time (Photocredit: FIVB)Jurmala is hosting a World Tour event for the first time (Photocredit: FIVB)

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.

Gstaad Major bronze medalists Rebecca Cavalcanti and Ana Patricia Ramos are among the favorites to take gold at the Super PraiaGstaad Major bronze medalists Rebecca Cavalcanti and Ana Patricia Ramos are among the favorites to take gold at the Super Praia

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.

Americans and Canadians will meet at the Aurora Games semifinalAmericans and Canadians will meet at the Aurora Games semifinal

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From this to ➡️ to this. We have come a long way. Couldn’t be happier/prouder for @kingcrabb808 what an epic fist @avpbeach win. IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME!! Now win a tourney when I’m playing in it 😜

A post shared by Taylor Crabb (@tcrabbs) on

 

In case you missed it

Latvian European champions now want the world

Anouk and Joana won their first World Tour gold

Pavan and Melissa continue unstoppable

 

See you next week!

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