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Greece collects two gold medals from BVA Balkan Championship tournament

The medal winners at the BVA Balkan Championship tournament in Kardzhali
Kardzhali, Bulgaria, September 1, 2014 - Both the women’s and the men’s gold medals from the second tournament of the 2014 BVA Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship Tour travelled to Greece as duos from that country climbed to the top of the podium in the Bulgarian city of Kardzhali.

Well-known tandem Vasiliki Arvaniti/Maria Tsiartsiani swept through the women’s competition, without losing any sets in their five matches. The Bulgarian home queens Asya Dinova/Svetla Angelova fell victim to the Greeks in the semifinals, losing 2-0 (21-16, 21-14).  In the final, Arvaniti/Tsiartsiani took only 29 minutes to seal their superiority over Romania’s Ioana Ordean/Adriana Melniciuc by 2-0 (21-15, 21-16).  Dinova/Angelova took the bronze after overpowering Moldova’s Polina Idjilova/Ecaterina Arabadji by 2-1 (18-21, 21-17, 15-12) in a dramatic 48-minute third place match.

The men’s tournament featured the reunion of 2009 Balkan Championship silver medalists and long-time former partners Valentin Dimov and Teodor Marinov.  In their second official debut as a pair, they managed to repeat the biggest success of their previous run as a duo, but this time with the support of their fellow citizens from Kardzhali. Dimov/Marinov made a victorious run to the final where they lost to Greece’s Georgios Kotsilianos/Nikos Zoupanis by 2-0 (21-16, 23-21) after 39 minutes of play.  Before that, in the semifinals, the Greeks overcame the resistance of another home town pair from Kardzhali, Nikolay Kolev/Dimitar Kalchev, and, similar to their female compatriots, did not lose a single set in the competition.  Kolev/Kalchev took the bronze after winning the 45-minute third place battle with Romania’s Adrian Florin Holhos/Moisa Petru Abrudan.

Duos from five of the ten BVA member countries - Bulgaria, Greece, Moldova, Romania and Turkey -  took part in the second tournament of the 2014 BVA Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship Tour.

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