It wasn’t an easy road for Allie Wheeler/Lara Dykstra, but the Americans won their first World Tour medal as a pairing on Saturday. Meanwhile, Russians Taras Myskiv/Valeriy Samoday won their second straight gold.
Russians Valeriy Samoday/Taras Myskiv climbed their way from the qualifying rounds to the top of the podium in Ljubljana with seven wins, while Swiss pair Esmee Bobner/Zoe Verge-Depre captured the women’s gold.
NCAA beach pairs grabbed three of the top five spots at the World University Beach Championships with UCLA’s Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara bringing home the gold medal, representing Canada. Germans Dan John/Eric Stadie earned the men’s gold.
Germany’s Dan John/Eric Stadie will face countrymen Bennett Poniewaz/David Poneiwaz for the World University Beach Championships on Friday after each pair won two matches on Thursday.
Two German teams highlight the World University Beach Championships quarterfinal field after Wednesday’s Round 2 matchups.
The race for the World University Beach Championships is down to 16 men’s teams as the eight pool winners and eight Round 1 winners remain after a knockout round on Tuesday. Americans Brett Rosenmeier/Colton Cowell are among the group.
All eight men’s pools saw two teams go 2-0 to set up pool title matches on Tuesday, with just three matches going to tiebreak on Day 1 of the World University Beach Championships.
In an exciting run for the Russians, Vasilii Ivanov and Sergey Gorbenko took the U20 European Beach Championship back to Russia for the first time since 1997.
Pool play has ended at the U1 World Beach Championships, with teams on both the men’s and women’s side moving to the round of 16.