Brazilian players had a day to remember at the International Volleyball Federation Beach World Tour event in Moscow as they earned a place in the men’s and women’s finals.
Home players Yurika Sakaguchi and Chiyo Suzuki chose a good moment to earn their first place in a main draw at a four or five-star event on the international beach volleyball circuit this season as they progressed from qualifying at the Tokyo Open - a test event for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Record-breaker Vasiliki Arvaniti and partner Panagiota Karagkouni progressed to the main draw as the International Volleyball Federation Beach Volleyball World Tour event in Portugal began with qualification.
Portugal and Canada are the next venues for the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour as the Tokyo 2020 test event looms.
Alix Klineman and April Ross beat Brazil’s 15th seeds Maria Antonelli and Carolina Salgado 15-21, 21-17, 15-12 to win the women’s title at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach World Tour event in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Defending champions Anders Mol and Christian Sørum won both their matches today to progress to the men’s semi-finals at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach World Tour event in Gstaad in Switzerland.