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Season highlight preview: World Championships Hamburg 2019

It is only about two months to go before the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg will start. The FIVB World Championships are the highlight of the 2019 season and an important milestone on the way to Tokyo 2020. The Hamburg World Championships will be the...

Grimalt cousins beat Dalhausser/ Lucena at 4-star Doha final

Marco and Esteban Grimalt are the team to beat right now. In the FIVB 4-star Doha final the Chilean cousins and 3-star Sydney winners claimed the first 4-star gold of their careers against US legends Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena. The final was a clear two-set win...

Australian surprise team wins women’s Sydney gold

It was a close match between Australia and the U.S. in the women's gold medal match of the FIVB 3-star in Sydney. But in the end, Australian surpise team Nicole Laird and Becchara Palmer beat Betsi Flint and Emily Day in three sets (21:19, 16:21, 15:13). For the...

Strong US teams make it into Sydney quarterfinals

American men’s teams had a strong start at the FIVB 3-star in Sydney, an event that is part of the Olympic qualification process for Tokyo 2020. Five teams made it into the round of 16 that was played today at beautiful Manly Beach. While Theo Brunner and Olympic...

Game over for Ludwig/Walkenhorst

Kira Walkenhorst (28) is going to end her beach volleyball career for health reasons. With her partner Laura Ludwig (32) she had dominated women's beach volleyball in recent years. After winning the Olympic gold medal in Rio 2016, they did also win the World...

Strong A-Team claims gold in China – Bronze for Hughes/Ross

With a strong performance throughout the tournament, Alix Klineman and April Ross (USA) claimed gold at the FIVB 4-star event in Yangzhou (China). In the gold medal match the “A-Team” defeated strong Brazilian team Ana Patricia Silva and Rebecca Cavalcanti in two...

Tri Bourne wins first title after his comeback

He already had a strong comeback at the last few AVP events of the season, especially at the AVP Invitational in Hawaii. But after a break that lasted for almost two years, today Tri Bourne won his first title after returning to the beach. He and his childhood friend...

Megumi & Miki on their Mission Impossible

Megumi & Miki on their Mission Impossible Megumi Murakami and Miki Ishii giggle when the translator asks them about the current status of beach volleyball in Japan. Women’s beach volleyball in Japan is primarily perceived as watching cute...