Nine “perfect” Men’s Youth Olympics Beach Volleyball teams after three pool play rounds
Nanjing, China, August 19, 2014 - Ten countries continue with “perfection” after the completion of the third of five days of pool play at the Beach Volleyball venue for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing Sports Park Complex.
Although practices are scheduled for Wednesday, the Beach Volleyball competition will take its first of two “rest” days before resuming Thursday. The second “break” for the 36-nation field will be Saturday when the 24-team single-elimination bracket will be confirmed.
Unheralded Marco Cairus and Mauricio Vieyto of Uruguay, who are playing in their first-ever FIVB-sanctioned international event, share the lead in Pool A with a 3-0 record along with Yegor Dmitriyev/Sergey Polichshuk of Kazakhstan. With an unexpected three-set win Monday over a team from Finland and sandwiched with victories over Oman and Nigeria, Cairus and Vieyto control their fate in secure a “bye” in Sunday’s opening elimination rounds with remaining matches against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Thursday) Kazakhstan (Friday).
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