2017 FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – VIENNA
- July 28 to August 6
- Vienna Centre Court, Vienna, Austria
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There have been 20 total events on the FIVB World Tour this season, with 14 men’s events and 18 women’s events. At all of these events, there was a monetary prize for an allotted number of participants.
This season on the FIVB World Tour, a new system for the level of the competition was established in a star rating system. A one-star event was the lowest level of competition with smaller participation numbers and payout while a five-star event offered a larger field of competitors and a heftier payout.
After winning the Vienna Beach World Championships, Evandro Goncalves and Andre Loyola of Brazil surpassed Americans Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena in total earnings, now having $125,500 in winnings this season. The World Championships handed out a nice payday of $60,000 to the champions.
Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes have been dominating the World Tour circuit this year, having three gold medals – Fort Lauderdale, Moscow and Olsztyn – five, three and four-star events, respectively. Their total earnings equate to $158,000, way more than anyone else on the tour.
Top 5 Men’s Earnings
- Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola (BRA) – $125,500 in 8 events with one gold medal, coming at the Vienna World Beach Championships
- Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena (USA) – $102,000 in 6 events with two gold medals, coming at Moscow and Gstaad
- Viacheslev Krasilnikov/Nikita Liamin (RUS) – $97,100 in 10 events with two gold medals, coming at the Kish Islands and The Hague
- Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak (POL) – $93,000 in 8 events
- Saymon Barbosa/Alvaro Filho (BRA) – $85,000 in 8 events with one gold medal, coming at the Fort Lauderdale Major
Top 5 Women’s Earnings
- Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca (BRA) – $158,000 in 8 events with three gold medals, coming at Fort Lauderdale, Moscow and Olsztyn
- Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes (CAN) – $126,000 in 7 events with one gold medal, coming at Porec
- Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude (GER) – $102,500 in 8 events with one gold medal, coming at Gstaad
- Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa (BRA) – $97,000 in 8 events with one gold medal, coming at Rio de Janeiro
- Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova (CZE) – $81,000 in 8 events