2019-09-12 20:15:00 CEST
The week in the sands of the world
That’s it! The 2018-2019 World Tour season officially ended last week with the Finals in Rome, which saw the teams of Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Laura Ludwig/Maggie Kozuch cap off their seasons at the top of the podium.
The first week of the new season starts with great news coming from Germany, continental-level beach volleyball in North and Central America and Asia and yet another change among Brazilian teams.
Ready? So, here we go!
Olympic Qualification continues with Continental Cup in Asia
It’s an important week regarding Olympic qualification for the Asians as the first phase of the Continental Cup for countries of the central zone is being played. Female teams from Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka compete for a spot in the final round while Iran joins the two nations among the men also with a single berth in play.
NORCECA Tour heads to Punta Cana
The North, Central American and Caribbean Tour goes on this week with a tournament in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, the sixth of the season. A total of 25 teams from 15 countries are set to compete, including four players who featured at the World Championships in July – Mexico’s Zaira Orellana and Martha Revuelta and Nicaragua’s Swan Mendoza and Lolette Rodriguez.
Time to travel! Heading to the Dominican this week for a NORCECA then going straight from there to @avpbeach Hawaii! ✈️🏝✈️🏖 Excited to get back on the road for some more competition 🦁🦅#teamgriffin #sandychurango #islandhopping #endlesssummer @cbdmd_usa @SmartyHealth pic.twitter.com/AJXnuuJ2HM— Geena Urango (@urango) September 9, 2019
Guto and Saymon have new partners
Guto Carvalhaes and Saymon Barbosa have split at the end of the international season and they already have new partners for the National season which starts next weekend. The dynamic defender will go with veteran Thiago Barbosa, who recently represented Brazil at the Pan-American Games, while the fun-loving blocker is now paired with 2016 Under-21 world champion Arthur Lanci.
Social Media: That’s great news, Kira!
Olympic and world champion Kira Walkenhorst gave a significant step forward on her attempt to resume her career this week as she received the green light for competitive sports from her doctor. “You can’t imagine how happy I am. I’ll be back! See you at the beach!”, she wrote on her Instagram account.
+++ Time for a comeback +++ Der Moment, wenn Du bei der Abschlussuntersuchung Deines Heilpraktikers erfährst, dass du nach über sieben Monaten Therapie grünes Licht für Leistungssport erhältst. Waaaahhnnnssinnnnn!!! 💪👍🎊🎉🍾🙏🏻 Ihr könnt Euch gar nicht vorstellen, wie sehr ich mich freue. Viele hatten mich schon komplett abgeschrieben......Manchmal muss man einfach die ausgetretenen Pfade verlassen und neue Wege gehen! Danke an Roland Tennie 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 (und das Ganze sogar mit göttlichem Beistand im Hintergrund! 😂😂) I´LL BE BACK!!! See you at the beach! Eure @kirawalkenhorst - Werbung - #Beachvolleyball #beachvolley #volleyball #volleyballplayer #athlete #sport #volleyballteam #beachvolleyballworld #volleyballlove #volleyballgirls #volley #voleibol #girlsvolleyball #Beachvolleyballer #bundeswehr #volleyballgame #volleylife #goldengirl #goldengirlz #comeback #AldiNord #volei #voleybol @fivbbeach @beachmajorseries @volleyballworld#StehaufVerfolgedeineZiele @team_germany_volleyball
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The week in the sands of the world
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