Iran & Australia Top The Podium Of Asian Senior Beach Championships

  0 Carly DeMarque | April 26th, 2017 | Beach, News, Pro Beach

Iran and Australia claim top of podium glory at the SMM Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships at Samila Beach.

Iranian pair of Rahman Raoufi and Bahman Salemi took down Indonesians Candra Rachmawan and Mohammad Asfiya in a three set battle 2-1, (22-20, 12-21, 15-12). The pair won the gold at the 2014 Samila Open just three years ago.

Claiming the bronze medal on the men’s side was Australia’s Chris McHugh and Damien Schumann with a two set match 2-0, (23-21, 21-14) over Qatar’s Julio Nascimento and Ahmed Tijan. This is the second straight bronze medal for the pair, as they also took third at the Pak Bara Master.

For the women, Australia’s Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy rolled straight through China’s Wang Fan and Yue Yuan 2-0, (21-19, 21-18). The Australians formerly lost to the Chinese pair at the Pak Bara Master finals.

To take the women’s bronze medal was Australia’s Phoebe Bell and Nicole Laird over Indonesians Dhita Juliana and Putu Utami 2-1, (21-8, 17-21, 15-8).

On each side of the competition, the winners took home $7,500, second place earned $6,000 while third place took in $4,500.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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