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FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAZURY 2013 MEDIA GUIDE
UKOLOVA & KHOMYAKOVA
Together since: 2011 (28)
Russian duo Ekaterina Khomyakova and Evgenia Ukolova took the
beach volleyball world by storm when they won their maiden FIVB
World Tour title at the 2012 Klagenfurt Grand Slam against The
Netherlands’ Madelein Meppelink and Sophie van Gestel. They then
won silver at the Bangsaen Open and bronze at the Aland Open by
the end of the year. They also both made their Olympic debuts at
London 2012, a tournament which they had reached through the CEV
Continental Cup qualifiers. In London they made it through the pool
stages, but fell at the first knockout round. This year they reached the
quarterfinals of the World Cup Final in Campinas. Khomyakova and
Ukolova pair first played together at the 2011 Myslowice Open and
also appeared at the FIVB World Championships in Rome. Before they
teamed up Ukolova already had a bronze medal to her name, from the
2009
Phuket Open and had played at the 2009World Championships.
MOST RECENT TEAM RESULTS
Year Tournament
Country Category Rk Prize money
2013
Rome
ITA
GS
17
3,700
2013
The Hague
NED GS
9
5,500
2013
Campinas
BRA WCUPF
5
5,000
2013
Corrientes
ARG GS
25
2,750
2012
Bangsaen
THA OPEN
2
21,000
2012
Aland
FIN
OPEN
3
15,000
2012
Stare Jablonki
POL
GS
4
18,400
2012
London
GBR
OG
9
0
2012
Klagenfurt
AUT
GS
1
43,500
2012
Berlin
GER
GS
17
5,100
2012
Rome
ITA
GS
33
0
2012
Moscow
RUS
GS
25
3,500
2012
The Hague
NED CCH
9
2,500
2012
Beijing
CHN GS
25
3,500
2012
Shanghai
CHN GS
25
3,500
2012
Sanya
CHN OPEN 13
4,250
2012
Brasilia
BRA OPEN 17
2,800
2011
The Hague
NED OPEN 17
2,800
2011
Aland
FIN
OPEN
9
6,000
2011
Kristiansand
NOR
CCH
17
1,000
2011
Klagenfurt
AUT
GS
33
0
2011
Stare Jablonki
POL
GS
25
3,500
2011
Moscow
RUS
GS
9
8,000
2011
Gstaad
SUI
GS
33
0
2011
Stavanger
NOR
GS
41
0
2011
Rome
ITA
WCH
17
7,000
2011
Beijing
CHN GS
25
3,500
2011
Myslowice
POL
OPEN 17
2,800
RUS