FIVB Majors Series

Streaking Norwegians Mol/Sorum Lead FIVB World Tour Final Men’s Field

As the sand in Hamburg, Germany, heats up ahead of the FIVB World Tour Finals, take a look at the men’s race, including top seeded Norwegians Anders Mol/Christian Sorum and three-time 2018 gold medalists Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen from the Netherlands.

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Americans Ross/Hughes Among Elite 10 Women’s Pairs at FIVB Tour Finals

With a $150,000 check on the line for the champion and just 10 teams vying for the title, take a look at the women’s field, which includes teams from seven nations, including two each from Brazil, Germany and Canada and Americans Summer Ross/Sara Hughes.

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Norway’s Mol/Sorum Extend Win To 19 Matches with Vienna Major Gold

Young Norwegians Anders Mol/Christian Sorum continued their winning tear from the month of July, extending their current win streak to 19 matches with a Vienna Beach Major title victory over Poland’s Michal Bryl/Grzegorz Fijalek.

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Hermannova/Slukova Take Out Two Brazilian Teams for Vienna Gold

Seventh-seeded Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova of the Czech Republic overcame a 21-10 Set 1 loss in the title match and a nagging shoulder injury to Slukova to win their first ever Major Series gold.

Qualifiers Cherif/Tijan Make Vienna Final 4 Alongside Two Top 5 Duos

The men’s semifinals are set for the Vienna Beach Major with No. 3 Anders Mol/Christian Sorum of Norway and No. 5 Dutch pair Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen leading the field. No. 14 Grzegorz Fijalek/Michal Bryl (Poland) and No. 24 Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan (Qatar) round out the group.

Brazilians Barbara/Fernanda, Carol/Marie Antonelli Make Vienna Final 4

As the women’s race for the Vienna Major title dropped from 16 members down to four, all five American pairs were eliminated from the competition. Two Brazilian teams, one Dutch and one from the Czech Republic remain.

Brazil’s Alison/Bruno to Face Off in Saturday’s Round of 16 in Vienna

Teams from nine countries remain among the final 16 men’s pairs at the Vienna Major, including three from Brazil and two each from Austria, Russia, Latvia and the United States.

Americans Crabb/Gibb Win Pool D Title at Vienna Major

No. 13 seeded Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb were among four men’s pool winners crowned at the Vienna Major on Thursday before storms halted play.

Five American Women’s Pairs Among Vienna Majors Final 16

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Two of Top 10 Seeds Out After Women’s Pool Play in Vienna

After pool play, No. 2 seed Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson of Canada and No. 8 Katharina Schutzenhofer/Lena Plesiutschnig of Austria are out of the competition after going 0-2 in their respective pools. Americans Kelly Claes/Brittany Hochevar and Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil won their respective pool titles.

USA’s Crabb/Gibb, Austria’s Seidl/Wall Lead Vienna Men’s Qualifiers

Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb, Brazilians Ricardo Santos/Gustavo ‘Guto’ Carvalhaes and homestanding Robin Seidl/Philipp Waller highlight the group of eight teams that are moving on from the qualifiers to the Vienna Major main draw.

Larsen/Stockman, Fendrick/Sponcil Qualify for Vienna Major Main Draw

Americans Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman and Lauren Fendrick/Sarah Sponcil are on the Vienna main draw after qualification wins on Tuesday. The pair round out the 32-team field alongside six other qualifiers.

Vienna Qualifying Round 2 Will Pit USA’s Crabb/Gibb vs. Kolinske/Evans

The men played just one round of qualifying matches at the Vienna Major on Tuesday with the action set to wrap up on Wednesday. Round 2 will feature an all-American pairing and an all-Swiss matchup among eight contests.

An Inside Look at the A1 Vienna Major

The third event of the 2018 Beach Major Series is set for August 1-5 in Vienna, Austria. It is the last five star level event before the World Tour Finals in Hamburg, August 15-19.

VIDEO: Dutchman Christian Varenhorst Discusses his Blocking Technique

A big reason for the success of Dutch duo Christian Varenhorst/Jasper Bouter is the blocking of the 6-foot-11 Varenhorst. At the CEV Championships, the 28-year old discussed the skill.

IOC Releases Schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Loretta Race contributed to this report. On the day Tokyo 2020 organizers announced that new Olympic venues’ construction is on track,…

Canadians Humana-Paredes/Pavan Outlast 2017 Champs for Gstaad Gold

Defending Gstaad Major champions No. 7 Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude had a match-point try on Sunday, but could not convert it, instead allowing three straight points to top seeded Canadians Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan and settling for silver.

Mol/Sorum Win Gstaad Gold, Norway’s First FIVB Tour Title Since 1998

Norway’s Anders Mol/Christian Sorum took on Spain’s Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira for the Gstaad Major gold on Saturday, but their 21-18, 21-12 victory meant much more than just a piece of hardware.

Top Three Seeds, Defending Champs Laboureur/Sude On To Gstaad Semis

The top three women’s seeds, including two Canadian duos, and defending Gstaad Major champions No. 7 Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude will battle for a shot at the title on Sunday.

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