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.
Cal Poly beach standouts Emily Sonny/Torrey Van Winden finished off a perfect 7-0 campaign with a gold medal. On the men’s side, history was made as Vladyslav Iemelianchyk/Sergiy Popov became the first ever Ukrianian team to win FIVB World Tour gold.
American pair Emily Sonny/Torrey Van Winden will have its first shot at FIVB gold on Sunday morning, vying for the Porec One Star title.