WATCH LIVE: Jinjiang Two Star Semis, Medal Rounds

  0 Wendy Mayer | June 02nd, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

Jinjiang Two-Star

Second seeded Americans Trevor Crabb/John Mayer are in the medal hunt alongside two teams from Germany: No. 3 Nils Ehlers/Lorenz Schumann and No. 11 Max Betzien/Jonathan Erdmann and China’s No. 5 Gao Peng/Li Yang.

Crabb/Mayer will be looking for their second straight medal after winning the Lucerne Three-Star on May 13. The pair is facing off against Gao/Li in the semis. Gao/Li are looking for their first FIVB World Tour medal of any kind.

Ehlers/Schumann have already achieved their best FIVB finish as a duo, topping a fifth-place effort at the Qinzhou Three Star in October. They will look to top countrymen Betzien/Erdmann, who also are seeking their first ever FIVB World Tour medal. The duo’s best previous finish was ninth at the Aalsmeer One Star in March.

On the women’s side, it will be an all Asian final pitting No. 4 Sayaka Mizoe/Suzuka Hashimoto (Japan) against qualifiers Kou Nai-Han/Liu Pi Hsin (Chinese Taipei) for the gold. Americans Aurora Davis/Bree Scarbrough will battle Japan’s No. 9 Chiyo Suzuki/Reika Murakami for the bronze.

Mizoe/Hashimoto are coming off back-to-back podium finishes following a gold at the Tuan Chau Island One Star May 12 and silver at the Phnom Penh Two Star on May 6.

Kou/Liu are looking to earn the first ever podium finish for Chinese Taipei and become the 15th women’s time to win a gold medal after starting in qualifying.

Scarbrough/Davis are coming off a gold medal at the Bangkok Open on May 13. Suzuki/Murakami have already achieved their best finish, topping a fifth-place effort at the Langkawi One Star in April and Shepparton One Star in February.


Men’s Bronze – 1 a.m. ET


Men’s Gold – 4 a.m. ET


Women’s Bronze – 2 a.m.


Women’s Gold – 3 a.m.

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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