FIVB Haiyang Three Star
- Haiyang, China
- July 17-22, 2018
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
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