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Bolivia enjoys another South American Beach Volleyball Tour

 

Sucre, Bolivia, June 6, 2013 – After more than a decade, Bolivia was host to the new kings and queens of the sand during the seventh stop of the South American Beach Volleyball Circuit, where more than seven hundred children learned to play volleyball.

Players from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia participated in the tour stop, which was coached by 15 teachers.

Brazil led both genders in the competition, with 16 of its pairs getting a place on the podium.

The South American Beach Volleyball Circuit also includes stops at Santa Fe (ARG), Viña Del Mar (CHI), Montevideo (URU), Lima (PER, Asuncion (PAR), Puerto de la Cruz (VEN) and now (BOL).

The event is organized by the Pasivic family as a tradition of volleyball in the city. The Tour stop was honored by the presence of the president of the Bolivian Federation of Volleyball, Ezekiel Machicado, and the general manager of the South American Confederation, Marcelo Wangler, who is also secretary of the FIVB Beach Volleyball.

Tito Montaño, the president of FID – who funds investment for the sport in Bolivia – expressed his excitement of the historic bronze medal awarded to the pair Maria Luisa Ortiz and Franchesca Canedo in the women's competition, and secured resources for the Bolivia in the next stage of the South American Beach Volleyball, which will happen next weekend in Girardot, Colombia.



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