The beach volleyball season opened in spectacular style in April
and showed that the sport is in excellent health with the Fuzhou
Open in China. As ever the locals flocked to the venue and they
were rewarded when local favourites Chen Xue and Zhang Xi
claimed gold. One week later the World Tour opened with the
Shanghai Grand Slam and while the Chinese pair couldn’t add
another medal to their collection, there were new winners in both
the men’s and women’s competitions. All of which goes to show
that the World Tour and Open events will be more competitive
than ever this year.
Flying Start
in Fuzhou