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FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAZURY 2013 MEDIA GUIDE
VAN DORSTEN & OUDE ELFERINK
Together since: 2013 (1)
Michiel van Dorsten and Tim Oude Elferink are making their FIVB
debut as a team after injury ruled out van Dorsten’s partner Steven
van de Velde on the eve of the World Championships. Van Dorsten
and Oude Elferink have only previously played together at a CEV
Satellite tournament in Alanya, Turkey, where they earned a 17
th
place
finish earlier this year. However, both players did make their FIVB
Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam debuts in 2013; Van Dorsten
appeared at The Hague Grand Slam with van der Velde, while Oude
Elferink played at their Rome Grand Slam alongside Bart Bolsterlee.Van
Dorsten previously played volleyball in the Dutch League for Draisma
Dynamo, but after he suffered a number of knee problems he switched
to beach volleyball at the start of 2013. As an age-group player Oude
Elferink competed at the 2004 and 2005 U19 World Championships
and the 2005, 2006 and 2007 U21 World Championships, where he
finished fourth in tandem with Marco Daalmeijer.
MOST RECENT TEAM RESULTS
Year Tournament
Country Category Rk Prize money
2013
Antalya
TUR
SAT
17
56,25
NED