Canada’s Bansley/Wilkerson, Pavan/Humana-Paredes To Vie for Vegas Gold
After four days of competition, the Las Vegas Open medal race is down to four teams as two Canadian pairs will meet in the final and two Brazilian sides will vie for third place on Sunday.
Flint/Day, Brazilians Ana Patricia/Rebecca Move on to Vegas Final 8
The first two women’s quarterfinalists earned their spots, while the remaining six matches of Round 2 are slated to begin at noon ET Saturday. Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day defeated two other Team USA pairs en route to the Final 8, while Brazilians Ana Patricia/Rebecca earned their spot with the Pool H title and a win over Japan.
WATCH LIVE: Women’s Pool Play, Men’s Knockouts at Las Vegas Four Star
Women’s pool play continues on Friday with all 32 teams in action. First up, beginning at noon ET are the pool title matches, including three American pairs. Mens action begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.
WATCH LIVE: Hughes/Ross, Klineman/Ross in Yangzhou Medal Matches
Americans Alix Klineman/April Ross will go for their first FIVB title as a pairing since winning the Hague Four Star in January against Brazil’s Ana Patricia/Rebecca on Saturday night. Americans Sara Hughes/Summer Ross will be playing for bronze.
Fan Wang/Xinyi Xia Earn China’s 5th-Straight Asian Games Beach Gold
China carried on its tradition of Asian Games beach gold medals as Fan Wang/Xinyi Xia rallied past Japan’s Miki Ishii/Megumi Murakami 17-21, 21-19, 15-10 on Monday. The gold marked the fifth straight for China.
Japan’s Ishii/Murakami to Face China’s Wang/Xia for Asian Beach Gold
It will be China vs. Japan for the women’s gold medal on Monday, while Indonesia and Qatar will face off on the men’s top stage on Tuesday.
Three Indonesian Teams Still In Race for Asian Games Beach Gold
Teams from four countries are set to vie for medals in the women’s semifinals, while three countries will be represented in the men’s final four after the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Thailand’s Radarong/Udomchavee Upset on Asian Games Beach Day 1
The upset of the day happened in women’s Pool D as 2012 and 2016 Asian Games champions Varapatsorn Radarong/Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand fell to Kazakhstan’s Tatyana Mashkova/Irina Tsimbalova 18-21, 21-12, 15-11 on Day 1 of beach volleyball action.
Chile’s Grimalts, Germany’s Mersmann/Tillman Bring Home Tokyo Gold
Marco Grimalt/Esteban Grimalt of Chile earned their first FIVB World Tour podium finish, while Germans Teresa Mersmann/Cinja Tillman posted a trio of sweeps on Sunday to earn their second tour title.
WATCH LIVE: Tokyo Three Star Semis, Finals Beginning at 10 p.m. ET
The Tokyo Three Star semifinals and podium matches are set to begin at 10 p.m. ET Saturday and will be streamed live on the FIVB YouTube channel. Americans Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick will vie for the bronze at midnight ET.