FIVB Haiyang Three Star
The race for the Haiyang Three Star gold is down to four teams per gender, with three American women’s duos and two Brazilian men’s pairings remaining.
Three American pairs – No. 2 Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen, No. 3 Betsi Flint/Emily Day and No. 24 Caitlin Ledoux/Sarah Sponcil – and No. 4 Sarah Schneider/Cinja Tillman of Germany will battle for the women’s podium spots beginning with the semifinals late Saturday night.
Stockman/Larsen will battle Schneider/Tillmann in the first semifinal set for 9 p.m. ET, while Flint/Day will face fellow Americans Ledoux/Sponcil for a shot at the gold medal.
Semifinal action is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET Saturday and will be streamed live on the FIVB YouTube channel.
On the men’s side, the podium race is down to four teams: No. 3 George Wanderley/Thiago Santos Barbosa and No. 12 Alvaro Filho/Luciano Ferreira de Paula of Brazil, No. 24 Robin Seidl/Philipp Waller of Austria and No. 26 Ha Likejiang/Wu Jiaxin of China.
Only one Brazilian duo will make it to the gold medal match as Alvaro Filho/Luciano and George/Thiago will face off in the first semifinal at 10:40 p.m. ET Saturday. Seidl/Waller will take on the host Chinese duo in the second, which is set for 11:30 p.m.
Women’s Semifinal – 9 p.m. – Stockman/Larsen vs. Schneider/Tillmann
Women’s Semifinal – 9:50 p.m. ET – Flint/Day vs. Ledoux/Sponcil
Women’s Bronze – 1 a.m. ET Sunday
Women’s Gold – 3 a.m. ET Sunday
Men’s Semifinal – 10:40 p.m. ET – George Wanderley/Thiago vs. No. 12 Alvaro Filho/Luciano
Men’s Semifinal – 11:30 p.m. ET – Robin Seidl/Philipp Waller vs. Ha Likejiang/Wu Jiaxin
Men’s Bronze – 2 a.m. ET Sunday
Men’s Gold – 4 a.m. ET Sunday