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.