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FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAZURY 2013 MEDIA GUIDE
POPOV & SAMODAY
Together since: 2008 (24)
Two of the most highly ranked young players in beach volleyball
Sergiy Popov and Valeriy Samoday are adding a first senior FIVB Beach
Volleyball World Championship to numerous age-group competitions.
The 21-year-old Popov and 22-year-old Samoday played in the 2008
and 2009 U19 World Championships, the 2010 and 2011 U21
World Championships and this year the inaugural FIVB U23 World
Championships. They have been almost inseparable throughout their
careers and enjoyed the high point of their time together when they
won the 2012 CEV European U23 Championships. This year they
played at the Fuzhou Open and the Shanghai and Rome Grand Slams,
having made their FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour debut at the
Berlin Grand Slam in 2012.
MOST RECENT TEAM RESULTS
Year Tournament
Country Category Rk Prize money
2013
Rome
ITA
GS
33
0
2013
Cherkasy
UKR
NT
1
0
2013
Myslowice
POL
U23WC 17
0
2013
Baden
AUT
MST
21
0
2013
Saky
UKR
NT
2
0
2013
Kherson
UKR
NT
1
0
2013
Shanghai
CHN GS
41
0
2013
Fuzhou
CHN OPEN 17
1,200
2013
Antalya
TUR
SAT
17
113
2012
Varna
BUL
MST
13
500
2012
Stare Jablonki
POL
GS
17
5,100
2012
Assen
NED U23WC 1
0
2012
Berlin
GER
GS
25
3,500
2011
Halifax
CAN U21WC 1
0
2010
Alanya
TUR
U21WC 25
0
2010
Kos
GRE
U23CC 17
0
2010
Kristiansand
NOR
OPEN 25
2,000
2010
Novi Sad
SRB
CHAL
7
480
2010
Varna
BUL
CHAL
9
600
2010
Catania
ITA
U20CC
3
0
2010
Kiev
UKR
SAT
5
420
2009
Greece
GRE
U20CC
2
0
2009
Alanya
TUR
U19WC 1
0
2008
The Hague
NED U19WC 19
0
UKR