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Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015

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Team: Agatha/Barbara




Brazil’s Agatha/Barbara tandem leads the 2015 FIVB World Tour rankings going into the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals. Growing up on the beach in Brazil and earning their stripes on the very challenging Brazilian domestic tour, Agatha/Barbara as a team have burst onto the international scene in a major way, winning the gold medal in this year’s FIVB World Championships in the Netherlands. Playing in numerous country quota matches along the way just to earn a spot into the qualifying tournament just to maybe make it into the main draw. They have a 57-9 match record this season. Agatha, 32, is 6-0 and Barbara, 28 and 5-10, have played in 32 career FIVB World Tour events as a tandem with four gold medals, four silver, three bronze and nine fifth place finishes. Besides their new FIVB World Championship crown, their two other gold medals this year were in Prague and St. Petersburg (USA). On the Brazilian domestic tour, they have played in 40 events with seven gold medals, nine silver, seven bronze and 27 final fours.

Barbara lives in Rio de Janeiro and has played 46 career FIVB World Tour events Seixas won three FIVB age-group world championships, taking the gold in U-19 in 2005 with Carolina Aragao in Saint Quay Portrieux, France, and the U-21 gold medal in 2006 with Carolina Aragao in Myslowice, Poland and the 2007 U-21 crown with Liliane Maestrini in Modena, Italy. Besides her gold medal at this year’s FIVB World Championships with Bednarczuk, Seixas also earned the bronze medal at the 2013 FIVB World Championships in Stare Jablonki, Poland with Maestrini. Seixas was also voted the 2012 FIVB Rookie of the Year.

Agatha lives in Rio de Janeiro and has played in 87 career FIVB World Tour events with five different teammates. In addition to the 32 tournaments with Seixas, Bednarczuk has also teamed with Shayln Bede, Maria Antonelli, Sandra Pires and Raquel Pellucci. In addition to winning gold at this year’s FIVB World Championship, Bednarczuk also played in two other world championships, finishing 17th both in 2005 with Sandra Pires and 2013 with Maria Antonelli.

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