Brazil’s Oscar/Luciano, Japan’s Ishitsubo/Shiba Top Manavgat Podium

  0 Wendy Mayer | June 24th, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

Manavgat One Star

No. 13 seed Satono Ishitsubo/Asami Shiba and No. 6 seed Oscar Brandao/Luciano Ferreira de Paula added an FIVB World Tour gold medal to their respective trophy cases on Sunday.

Ishitsubo/Shiba downed No. 16 seed Sara Cools/Lisa Van der Vonder of Belgium in tiebreak for the women’s crown (17-21, 21-13, 21-19).

Ishitsubo/Shiba, who were in just their second FIVB tournament together, also went the distance in their semifinal match against Turkey’s Aleyna Vence/Merve Nezir (16-21, 21-18, 15-12).

Cools/Van der Vonder took out Japan’s Erika Habaguchi/Yurika Sakaguchi in straight sets in the second semifinal.

Vence/Nezir gave the home crowd something to cheer about, taking the bronze after recovering from a 21-9 Set 1 loss to Habaguchi/Sakaguchi. The Turkish pair won 21-16, 15-12 to claim the win.

Brandao/Luciano, who were playing in their first FIVB outing as a pair, claimed the men’s gold with a straight-set win over No. 5 Kristoffer Abell/Daniel Thomsen of Denmark (21-14, 23-21).

Brandao/Luciano won five matches to take the title, winning four in straight sets. In the semifinals, the duo topped Dutch pair Jannes Van Der Ham/Sven Vismans 21-18, 21-17.

Abell/Thomsen edged past Spain’s Javier Huerta/Alejandro Huerta 21-18, 17-21, 15-11 in the other semifinal, before going on to the silver medal, their first FIV medal as a pair.

Van Der Ham/Vismans took the bronze, rallying for a tiebreak win over Huerta/Huerta (14-21, 21-16, 15-11).

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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