2019-09-12 20:15:00 CET

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The week in the sands of the world

Kira Walkenhorst plans to return to the sport in 2020Kira Walkenhorst plans to return to the sport in 2020

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.

After playing at the World Championships, Vakili and Salemi represent Iran at the Continental CupAfter playing at the World Championships, Vakili and Salemi represent Iran at the Continental Cup

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.

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.

Saymon has Arthur Lanci by his side now (Photocredit: CBV)Saymon has Arthur Lanci by his side now (Photocredit: CBV)

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!!! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ™πŸ» 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 πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» (und das Ganze sogar mit göttlichem Beistand im Hintergrund! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) 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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