FIVB VolleyWorld 11/2013 - English - page 15

We were very confident,
but it is still a feeling I can’t
express.
Santos Lisboa
Two USA teams claimed the bronze medals; Sara Hughes and Kelly
Claes were rewarded with the girl’s bronze medal after they had
knocked out U21 World Champions Katarzyna Kociolek and Jagoda
Gruszscynska and top Swiss team Nina Betschart and Nicole Eiholzer
earlier in the tournament.
After losing the semifinal to Brazil they came back from behind
against Germany’s Sarah Schneider and Lara Schreiber to win 2-1
(18-21, 21-19, 15-12).
Torey DeFalco and Lucas Yoder also needed to fight back from losing
the opening set to win the boy’s bronze. They beat Lithuania’s Lukas
Kazdailis and Arnas Rumsevicius 2-1 (22-24, 21-18, 15-8) to claim
FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
PORTO, PORTUGAL
Girls’ competition (July 10 to 14, 2013)
GOLD
Eduarda Santos Lisboa/Taina Silva Bigi (BRA)
SILVER
Anna Gorbunova/Nadezda Makroguzova (RUS)
BRONZE
Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes (USA)
Boys’ competition (July 10 to 14, 2013 )
GOLD
Moritz Reichert/Clemens Wickler (GER)
SILVER
Bjarne Nikolai Huus/Christian Sandlie Sorum (NOR)
BRONZE
Torey DeFalco/Lucas Yoder (USA)
USA’s first FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship medal
since 2008.
“I am pretty stoked,” DeFalco said. “It means a lot to me to win this
medal since this is my first FIVB beach volleyball event.”
Like all the FIVB’s age-group tournaments the U19 World
Championship offered teams from developing countries the chance
to compete at the highest level and in this year’s edition teams from
Zimbabwe, Niger, Costa Rica, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Nicaragua
competed with distinction.
Germany’s Moritz Reichert (left) and Clemens Wickler met the press after they won gold at the U19 World Championship
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