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U19 World Championships Porto, Portugal | 10 - 14 juillet 2013

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FIVB U19 World Championships down to final four


Germany's Clemens Wickler and Moritz Reichert went straight into the final four at their first U19 World Champs

Porto, Portugal, July 13, 2013 – The line-ups for the semifinals of the 12th edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships were decided on Saturday in Porto.

 

Five of the eight remaining teams are from Europe. Germany and USA have one team each in the girls’ and boys’ final four.

 

Germany has won the most medals in the past, four in the boys’ competition and nine in the girls’.

 

Germany and USA straight into final four at their first U19 World Champs

Germany’s Moritz Reichert and Clemens Wickler and USA’s Torey DeFalco and Lucas Yoder marched straight into the final four on Saturday at their first ever FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships.

 

Both teams topped their pool on Friday. The Americans continued with straight wins after that, Germany lost one set to home team Tomas and Diogo in the second elimination round. More

 

USA’s Hughes and Claes knock out two title favourites to reach the U19 final four

USA’s Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes impressed friends and foes by knocking out two title favourites on Saturday to reach the final four of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships.

The American girls where not joking when they said that they were going for the gold after they defeated the Polish U21 champions Katarzyna Kociolek and Jagoda Gruszscynska 2-0 (21-16 21-19). More

 

USA upset Polish U21 world champion

Porto, Portugal, July 13, 2013 – USA’s Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes produced the first big upset of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships on Saturday. The American girls knocked out the U21 world champions Katarzyna Kociolek and Jagoda Gruszczynska in the second elimination round, winning 2-0 (21-16 21-19).

Hughes has some experience, competing in youth and junior world championships before and finishing fourth last year at the U21 with Summer Ross, but 17-year old Claes made her international debut in Porto. More

 

Pedro Henrique Resende Santos – living up to the legend

“The first years of my life I hated volleyball. Really, really hated it, because it took my father away from me”, says 16-year old Pedro Henrique Resende Santos. His father is 38-year old beach volleyball legend Ricardo Santos.

But after the Pan American Games in 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, where his father competed, something changed. “I could not stop myself liking the sport. I felt so proud. Just seeing him play and win that gold medal. The whole arena shouted ‘Brazil, Brazil’. It was a very happy moment for me and my father.” More

 

The semifinals of the FIVB U19 World Championships are scheduled for 11.00 (girls) and 12.00 (boys), followed by the bronze medal matches at 15.00 and 16.00 and the finals at 17.00 and 18.00.

 

The U19 World Championships in Porto are the final of three FIVB age group events this year. Myslowice staged the U23 and Umag the U21 World Championships in June.



FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships Tournament Page
FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships Girls’ Results
FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships Boys’ Results
FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships Twitter Account
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