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Qidong gold makes it three in three for Wang and Wen

Wang and Wen at the Qidong medal ceremony
Qidong, China, July 7, 2019 – Jingzhe Wang and Shuhui Wen won their third FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold in three tournaments when they won the 2-Star Qidong Open gold medal match on Sunday.

The Chinese pair delighted the home crowd as they added Qidong gold to those they won at the Nantong and Nanjing 2-Star events. 

They defeated the Czech Republic’s Michaela Kubickova and Michala Kvapilová 2-1 (21-14, 14-21, 15-7). Despite missing out on gold it is the Czech duo’s first World Tour podium finish. 

The tournament ran from July 4-7 and was one of nine World Tour events in China, with $50,000 on offer to the leading teams.

In the bronze medal match Japan’s Chiyo Suzuki and Yurika Sakaguchi won their third World Tour medal of the season when they defeated Chinese Taipei’s Nai-Han Kou and Pi Hsin Liu 2-0 (21-17, 21-11). 

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