The 2018 Men’s CEV Beach Volleyball crown belongs to Norway as Anders Mol/Christian Sorum topped 2015 champions Janis Smedins/Aleksandrs Samoilovs, the No. 7 seed from Latvia, in straight sets for the gold medal.
Latvia’s Janis Smedins/Aleksandrs Samoilovs, Norway’s Anders Mol/Christian Sorum, Russia’s Konstantin Semenov/Ilya Leshukov and Spain’s Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira will battle for the 2018 European Beach Volleyball title on Sunday.
The European Championships podium will be filled with new faces on the women’s side, meanwhile the defending silver and bronze medalists on the men’s side are still in play.
Eight women’s teams, including Spain’s Liliana/Elsa, remained after the first two eliminations rounds of the European Volleyball Championships on Thursday. Meanwhile, men’s pool play wrapped up.
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.
The men’s podium at the Gstaad Major will be full of new faces as the last of the previous three years’ medalists fell in the quarterfinals on Friday. Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo (Italy), Anders Mol/Christian Sorum (Norway), Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira (Spain) and Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb (USA) remain.
The opening round of pool play at the Gstaad Major was ripe with upsets as four of the top eight seeds fell. Meanwhile, eight teams went on to earn pool titles, including Americans Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb.
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
Itapema Four-Star Itapema, Brazil May 16-18, 2018 Schedule/Results The medal matches are set for Sunday morning with Brazilian teams vying…
Fourth-seeded Czech pair Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova are the top remaining women’s duo heading into the Itapema quarterfinals after knocking out No. 1 Barbara/Fernanda of Brazil. On the men’s side, the top three seeds are in tact, led by Brazilians Evandro/Andre.