FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championship

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Des demi-finales hautes en couleur au programme des Mondiaux M-23


Les Polonais Maciej Kosiak (à g.) et Maciej Rudol se sont qualifiés pour le dernier carré devant leur public

Myslowice, Pologne, le 14 juin 2014 – Huit équipes de huit nations différentes se sont qualifiées samedi pour les demi-finales des Championnats du monde FIVB de beach volley M-23.

Les Brésiliens Allison/Guto Carvalhaes affronteront les Polonais Kosiak/Rudol tandis que les jumeaux allemands David et Bennet Poniewaz se mesureront aux Norvégiens Tvinde/Mol dans le tableau masculin. Chez les femmes, les Américaines Dykstra/Pardon seront confrontées aux Finlandaises Lahti/Parkkinen alors que les Canadiennes Humana-Paredes/Pischke – médaillées de bronze en 2013 – ont hérité des Australiennes Laird/Artacho.

Les Américaines Dykstra/Pardon s'offrent une place dans le dernier carré
Lara Dykstra et Jace Pardon ont éliminé deux prétendants au podium samedi et se hissent pour la première fois en demi-finale du Championnat du monde FIVB de beach volley M-23 féminin.

Le duo a écarté la vice-championne en titre Eduarda Lisboa Santos et sa nouvelle partenaire Carolina Horta Maxima en trois sets 13-21, 21-18, 15-10 dans la matinée avant de signer une seconde victoire au tie-break contre la paire Lena Plesiutschnig/Katharina Schützenhöfer, médaillée de bronze chez les M-21 et tête de série n°3 (18-21, 21-15, 15-9). En savoir plus

Les jumeaux Poniewaz dans le dernier carré
Les Allemands Bennet et David Poniewaz se sont hissés dans le dernier carré du Championnat du monde FIVB de beach volley M-23 samedi, célébrant chacun des points marqués durant leurs rencontres.

Âgés de 20 ans, les frères jumeaux ont écarté les Russes Andrey Bolgov/Viacheslav Kirienko (15-21, 21-11, 15-13) lors du deuxième tour avant de se défaire des Brésiliens Saymon Barbosa Santos/Marcus Carvalhaes en deux sets (21-18, 23-21) en quarts de finale. En savoir plus

La dernière journée du Mondial M-23 débute à 10h avec les demi-finales féminines puis celles masculines à 11h. Les petites finales sont programmées à 12h et 13h alors que les finales se disputeront à 15h et 16h. En préambule des matchs pour le titre, les VIP et les sponsors auront l'occasion de faire parler leur technique sur le court central.

Le Championnat du monde M-23 organisé à Myslowice est le premier d'une série de quatre mondiaux par catégories d'âge : le tout premier tournoi M-17 est prévu du 15 au 20 juillet au Mexique tandis que les M-21 seront sur le pont à Chypre du 22 au 27 juillet. Les M-19 leur emboîteront le pas au Portugal du 29 juillet au 3 août.


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