After earning a silver medal at the Babolsar One-Star last week, Kazakhstan’s Alexey Sidorenko and Alexandr Dyachenko earned their country’s first ever FIVB Beach World Tour gold medal at the Caspian Sea Series Bandar Anzli One Star on Friday.
After eight men’s matches and four women’s Round of 16 matches, the quarterfinals are set for the Asian Games beach competition. Three men’s tiebreak matches, including one for China’s Gao/Li, highlighted Friday’s action.
After 48 men’s and 32 women’s pool play matches, the Asian Games beach volleyball field was narrowed to 16 teams per gender moving on into the elimination rounds.
Italy’s Carolina Ferraris/Francesca Michieletto made their way from the qualifiers to the top of the podium at the Samsun One Star, while eighth-seeded Czech duo Jindrich Weiss/Donovan Dzavoronok won gold in their opening tournament as a pair.
Serbia’s Stefan Basta/Lazar Kolaric, which started the tournament in the qualifying rounds, won their first FIVB World Tour gold medal at the Aydin One-Star, while Sweden’s Kristina Thurin/Susanna Thurin made history with a bronze on the women’s side, for their country’s first ever FIVB World Tour medal.
OMAN ONE-STAR March 14-17, 2018 Millennium Resort Mussanah; Muscat, Oman Schedule/Results Germans Philipp Arne Bergmann and Yannick Harms won the…
Nouh Al-Jalbubi/Mazin Alhashmi (Oman) join pool winners Tiziano Andreatta/Andrea Abbiati (Italy), Rahman Raoufi/Haman Salemiinjehboroun (Iran), and Philipp Arne Bergmann/Yannick Harms (Germany) in Saturday’s Oman One-Star semifinals.
The four pool winners – Rahman Raoufi/Haman Salemiinjehboroun (Iran), Philipp Arne Bergmann/Yannick Harms (Germany) and qualifiers Aghamohammad Salagh/Abolhamed Mirzaali (Iran) and Tiziano Andreatta/Andrea Abbiati (Italy) – earn automatic berths to the quarterfinals, scheduled for Friday afternoon.
The FIVB World Tour has been on break for about a month but the participants for the MICA Mall Kish Island Open from February 19-24 have been announced.
France’s Yousef Krou and Quincy Aye won their first FIVB gold medal as a pairing, topping Qatar’s Julio Cesar Nascimento Junior and Ahmed Tijan for the Agadir One Star title on Sunday.