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Kish Island Open 2016 | 15 - 19 février 2016

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World Tour Countdown -9: Ninth time lucky for Gallay/Klug




Lausanne, Switzerland, February 6, 2016 – It is now nine days until the restart of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour at the Kish Island Open. Argentine pair Ana Gallay and Georgina Klug will not be there as it will be just the men in action, but 2015 saw them claim their first World Tour medal at the Xiamen Open, where they were seeded ninth.

The pair, who have been partners since 2013 had waited three years to step up to the podium, with their previous highest finish being fifth at the 2013 Phuket Open, 2014 Puerto Vallarta Open, 2014 Xiamen Open and 2014 Parana Open.

Joana Heidrich and Nadine Zumkehr denied them gold in the final, with the Swiss duo also celebrating a first gold medal on the World Tour.

Gallay and Klug may have fallen short in the final, but the achievement was a landmark moment for beach volleyball in Argentina. Watch them in action earlier on in the year at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship The Netherlands 2015.



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