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A one-two finish for Polish pairs

An all-Poland gold medal match saw Michal Bryl and Kacper Kujawiak crowned men's world champions as the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH Youth World Championships, the 11th annual event for players under 19 held in a special purpose-built complex featuring the stadium centre court at Finikoudes Beach on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

In the gold medal match, which for the first time in the 11-year history of the event that teams from the same country met for gold, Poland's 24th-seeded Bryl/ Kujawiak won the crown over third-seeded compatriots Lukasz Kaczmarek/Sebastian Kaczmarek in three sets.

In the bronze medal match, Russia's fifth-seeded Viacheslav Kirienko/Dimitry Uraikin recovered from their semifinal setback to defeat Austria's eighth-seeded Martin Ermacora/Lukas Stranger 2-0 in 44 minutes.


SLIDESHOW

 

2012 BOYS' FINAL STANDINGS

1    POL  Bryl-Kujawiak
2   POL  Kaczmarek-Kaczmarek
3   RUS  Uraikin-Kirienko
4   AUT  Ermacora-Stranger
5   AUS  Staples-Walker
    GER  Betzien-Karpa
    LTU  Kerpe-Rumsevicius
    NOR  Huus-Sorum

SEE COMPLETE RANKINGS

 

All 2012 medallists