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South American Beach Tour: Brazil takes the gold and bronze in Cochabamba

Bolivia was a stop at last season’s continental beach volleyball tour after more than a decade, with players once again getting a chance to take to its sands this year

Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 1, 2014 - Brazilian pairs ended the sixth stop of the South American Beach Volleyball Tour with an impressive medal haul, winning gold and bronze medals at the men’s and women’s competition in the tournament held at the Olympic Club of Cochabamba.

The representatives of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela competed for the title and cash prize of $ 2,500 split in the following manner: $1,000 for first place, $700 for second, $600 and $200 for the third and fourth positions respectively.

Brazilians Fernanda and Elize returned to a brilliant season on the sands maintaining a place on the podium at every stop in which they have participated.

The Brazilian pair beat Argentina’s Gallay/ Zonta 2-1 (18-21, 21-16, 15-11) in Cochabamba helping to maintain their country as ranking leader.  "It was a tough game. I felt bad and only started warming up after losing the first set. But we concentrated, reacted and could win,” said Fernanda.

In the men’s competition the finals saw Chile’s Grimalt cousins play against Hevaldo Moreira and Bruno de Paulo of Brazil.

It was a great game of blocking, which saw the Chileans complicate the Brazilians attacks in the first set. Bruno and Hevaldo then took the second set with their service, following it with a third set and match win 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 13-15) much to the delight of the audience.

"We know each other a lot and this makes the game very difficult. Fortunately, we concentrated more on the game and today we were the champions. I loved the affection of the public. Thank you!" said Hevaldo.

The third place matches were played at the beginning of the morning. The Brazil 1 team of Beijing Olympic silver medallist  Marcio Araujo playing for the first time with Thiago Barbosa had no trouble beating Argentina’s Nicolas Capogrosso and Ian Mehamed 2-0 (21-10, 21-14). On the women's side, the Brazil 2 team of Carolina Horta and Claudinere Sabino beat Venezuela’s Gabriela Brito and Norisbeth Agudo 2-0 (21-17, 21-13).


Women's Final
Brazil 1 vs. Argentina:  2-1 (18-21, 21-16, 15-11)

Women’s third place match
Brazil 2 vs. Venezuela:  2-0 (21-17, 21-13)

Men’s final
Brazil 2 vs. Chile 1: 2-1 (21-18, 17-21,13-15)

Men’s third place match 
Brazil 1 vs. Argentina 2:  2-0 (21- 10, 21-14) 


Women's competition


Fernanda Berti / Elize Maia (BRA)


Ana Gallay / Georgina Klug (ARG)


Carolina Horta / Claudinere Sabino (BRA 2)


Norisbeth Acute / Gabriela Brito (VEN)

5 to 8

Argentina 2, Colombia , Chile 1, Paraguay

9 to 16

Peru , Bolivia  5,  Bolivia 1, Bolivia 4, Uruguay, Bolivia 3, Chile 2, Bolivia 2

Men’s competition


Hevaldo Moreira / Bruno Paulo (BRA 2)


Marco Grimalt / Esteban Grimalt (CHI)


Marcio Araujo / Thiago Barbosa (BRA 1)


Nicolas Capogrosso / Ian Mehamed (ARG 2)

5 to 8

Argentina 1, Venezuela 2, Venezuela 1, Bolivia 4

9 to 16

Bolivia 1, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia 3, Chile 2, Bolivia 2, Paraguay and Uruguay


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