Pool play at U23 World Champs enters deciding phase
While the temperature dropped from tropic to around 21 degrees Celsius on Thursday, tension was rising in Slupna Park.
Spain’s Lobato/Soria upset Canada’s Humana-Paredes/Pischke
Brazil’s Allison Cittadin
Francioni/Gustavo Albrecht Carvalhaes and Norway’s Lars Fredrik Tvinde/Hendrik
Nicolai Mol both added two more wins to their unbeaten status at the FIVB Beach
Volleyball U23 World Championships on Thursday.
Brazil and Norway set to clash for top position in pool C at U23
Angela Lobato Herrero and
Paula Soria Gutierrez booked an important win on Thursday on their way to the
knockout rounds of the FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championships in
Costa Ricans looking up to best U23 players of the world in Myslowice
Andres Felipe Flores Garita
and Victor Alpizar Campos are by far one of the shortest and skinniest men’s
teams at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championships, but the two Costa
Ricans make up for it in fighting spirit.
Mexico’s Santoyo and Lopez overcome jetlag and book first win at U23
Gloria Itzel Santoyo Salazar
and Frida Carol Lopez Olmos felt a bit hopeless on the first day of the FIVB
Beach Volleyball U23 World Championships. But on Thursday the 36th seeded
Mexican students got their act together and booked their first win in
Main draw continues on Friday at 8.00 with the final round in pool play and the first knockout round. The top 4 teams in each pool advance to the elimination rounds, the pool winner and the two best runners-up go directly to the second elimination round on Saturday. The semifinals and medal matches for both genders are scheduled for Sunday on centre court in Slupna Park.
The town of Myslowice is hosting the U23 World Championships for the second time in a row. Last year home team Kantor/Losiak won the gold in the men’s competition and Germany’s Bieneck/Schneider in the women’s. Losiak is the only player who was able to return to defend his title. With Kantor injured he is playing with Bryl this time.
The second edition of the FIVB U23 World Championships is the first of four age-group events this year. The 2014 calendar also features the inaugural U17 in Mexico, the U21 in Cyprus and the U19 in Porto.