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Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb win their first FIVB gold

Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb win their first FIVB gold

They had never medaled before as a team on the FIVB World Tour. But today was the day for Americans Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb. In the final of the FIVB 4-star event at Chetumal (Mexico), the AVP champions beat Dutch top-seeds Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen in...

Germany’s Borger/Sude claim Qinzhou title against Walsh/Sweat

Germany’s Borger/Sude claim Qinzhou title against Walsh/Sweat

In the race for the Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020, Germany’s Karla Borger and Julia Sude won gold at the FIVB 3-star in Qinzhou (China). In the final they took down Americans Kerri Walsh and Brooke Sweat in straight sets. After dominating the first set, the...

Beach Volleyball World Championships in Qatar?

Beach Volleyball World Championships in Qatar?

Did you follow last week’s World Athletics Championships in Doha (Qatar)? The world’s best track and field athletes came to the rich Arab oil country to compete in the world championships. Besides some amazing performances by the athletes, the spectators saw a bizarre...

Latvia, Italy and Spain claim spots in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Latvia, Italy and Spain claim spots in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The final phase of the FIVB Tokyo Olympic Qualification Tournament in Haiyang (China) turned out to be an all-European affair. With the US not sending any teams, Brazil not sending their strongest teams and Canadian teams being eliminated early, all eight teams in the...

Local heroes Samoilovs/Smedins keep going and claim Jurmala gold

Local heroes Samoilovs/Smedins keep going and claim Jurmala gold

After winning last week’s Moscow 4-star, Latvians Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins did also claim the gold at home sand in Jurmala. At the FIVB 3-star near Latvia’s capital Riga, the local heroes beat Estonian neighbors Kusti Nõlvak/Mart Tiisaar in straight...

Vikings and Russian world champs on Vienna gold collison course

Vikings and Russian world champs on Vienna gold collison course

At the Vienna Major, Norwegian top-seeds Anders Mol and Christian Sorum seem still to be cruising to their next gold at ease. In the round of 16 they beat Italian Olympic silver medalist Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo. For the first time, it took them three sets to...

A-Team with Tokyo silver – Vikings win season’s fifth gold

A-Team with Tokyo silver – Vikings win season’s fifth gold

A-Team April Ross and Alix Klineman won silver at the FIVB 4-star Tokyo event. In today's gold medal match, they lost to World Tour Finals winners Agatha/ Duda from Brazil. The final was a straight two-set match in which Alix Klineman was struggling in the entire...