When current World Champion Andre Loyola left his partnership with Evandro Gonçalves to join current Olympic Champion Alison Ceruti, he took a huge gamble.
With the Gstaad Major under way, the Beach Major Series announced its wildcard entries for the Vienna Major, which will be played July 30 – August 5 on Danube Island.
Itapema students don`t get snow days. However, much to their celebration, the city decided to give its kids a day off from school so they could go and cheer for their favorite athletes at the FIVB`s only World Tour 4 star event held in Brazil this season
Top seeded Brazilians Evandro/Andre and Agatha/Duda pleased their home crowd by earning the gold medals at the Itapema Four-Star with straight set title match wins on Sunday.
Brazil’s Evandro/Andre will battle Norway’s Anders Bernsten Mol/Christian Sorum for the men’s Itapema gold, while homestanding Agatha/Duda will face Joana Heidrich/Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland for the women’s gold Sunday morning.
Brazilian teams found success in pool play at the Itapema Four Star, claiming five of the 16 pool titles in their home event.
Despite beginning the main draw with 41 combined men’s and women’s teams in action, the American pairs were blocked out of the semifinals with one men’s team (John Hyden/Theo Brunner) and one women’s team (Summer Ross/Sara Hughes) finishing in fifth place.
Five American women’s pairs and American men Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Theo Brunner/John Hyden are among the Top 12 in their respective genders at the Huntington Beach Open heading into Saturday.
The young duo clinch another important title
Evandro, who is only 27 years of age and the youngest beach volleyball world champion ever, is showing resolve and maturity beyond his years in this difficult moment of his life and career