Gold Medals for Brazil and Chile in Paraguay
Asuncion, Paragauay, March 24, 2013 – Asuncion city hosted the fifth stop of the South American Beach Volleyball competition. Brazilians Barbosa and Simones (BRA1) won over the other Brazilian team (BRA2) in the women’s final while the Grimalt cousins from Chile (CH1) took home the medal after their match against Venezuela (VEN2) in the men’s final.
As with the previous stop in Lima, the finals in
Paraguay saw two Brazilian women’s teams. Barbosa–Simones overcame
Secomandi–Berti in a hard fought match, which ended with a score of 2-0 (21-19,
At the men’s tournament, Esteban-Marco Grimalt from Chile became the champions after defeating the Venezuelan team of Igor Hernandez-Jesus Villafañe (VEN 2), 2-1 (21-19, 14-21, 15-13). It was a match which showed an outstanding level of volleyball compounded with the excitement of the audience.
The Grimalt cousins did not start well but then slowly recovered and without losing their pace levelled the match to get the lead and win the tie-breaker.
After the end of the match, Marco Grimalt enthused, “We are very happy with this victory because it is the first time we have defeated these rivals in ten matches. Therefore we feel very satisfied and happy.”
“We played well, we talked a lot with our coach, we
used the strategy we planned and luckily everything came out as we wanted. The
first set was all ours. In the second we lost concentration but then in the
third we were very calm which allowed us to obtain the points that gave us the
The next stop of this season’s South American Beach
Volleyball Circuit will take place in the city of Bogota, Colombia, from May 3
Results – final day
Women’s third place
Men’s third place