After staying away from the sport for more than two years, Frenchman Edouard Rowlandson, now 30-years-old, decided to come back to to the game.
Qatar’s Ahmed Tijan Janko/Cherif Younousse Samba picked up their country’s first Asian Games beach gold with a 26-24, 21-17 win over Indonesia’s Ade Candra Rachmawan/Mohammad Ashfiya. China, meanwhile, went without a medal for the first time since 1998.
China carried on its tradition of Asian Games beach gold medals as Fan Wang/Xinyi Xia rallied past Japan’s Miki Ishii/Megumi Murakami 17-21, 21-19, 15-10 on Monday. The gold marked the fifth straight for China.
It will be China vs. Japan for the women’s gold medal on Monday, while Indonesia and Qatar will face off on the men’s top stage on Tuesday.
Teams from four countries are set to vie for medals in the women’s semifinals, while three countries will be represented in the men’s final four after the quarterfinals on Saturday.
After 48 men’s and 32 women’s pool play matches, the Asian Games beach volleyball field was narrowed to 16 teams per gender moving on into the elimination rounds.
Following an announcement last week by the Olympic Council of Asia, Kuwaiti athletes are now competing under their own country’s flag at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The reaction time on a Paolo Nicolai serve is similar to that of a 100 mile per hour fastball.
Unorthodox or not, Agatha’s mentor-ship of the young star seems to be working very well