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Dutch delight as Brouwer and Meeuwsen claim gold Stare Jablonki

 
The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Mazury 2013 podium
 

Stare Jablonki, Poland, July 7, 2013 – Thirteenth seeds Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands are the new world champions after beating Brazilian 10th seeds Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) amongst sensational scenes at Stare Jablonki on Sunday.

 

The surprise package of the tournament won their country’s first ever World Championship medal which bodes well for the next edition of the FIVB’s premier beach volleyball tournament, which will be held in the Netherlands in 2015.

 

The men’s final brought to a close seven thrilling days of beach volleyball action in the beautiful Mazury region with the Chinese women’s pair Chen Xue and Zhang Xi walking away with their first world title on Saturday and Brouwer and Meeuwsen their first ever FIVB medal.

 

Dutch duo makes history to claim world gold

Unheralded pair Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen became the first Dutch team to win a World Championships medal when they beat Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho to claim gold in the final of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Mazury 2013 on Sunday. The Dutch players had already gone further than they had ever done before in a senior tournament, and then capped their remarkable run with a 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) victory. More

 

Brouwer - Anything can happen when you are in a flow

“Anything can happen when you are in a flow,” Alexander Brouwer from the Netherlands said about their sudden success at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Mazury 2013. Brouwer (23) and Robert Meeuwsen (25) beat Brazil’s Ricardo Santos and his new partner Alvaro Filho 2-0 (21-18 21-16) in the final. More


Alvaro happy to learn from the master on road to Rio

Alvaro Filho may have been unable to finish the FIVB Beach Volleyball aWorld Championships Mazury 2013 by landing gold, but he is confident he is on the right track to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games after winning silver alongside Ricardo Santos. The Brazilian pair were beaten in the gold medal match by surprise Dutch duo Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen, but it has already been a successful first season for the 22-year-old, alongside the 38-year-old Ricardo. More


Number one in so many ways

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship Mazury 2013 winners Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands can point to the numbers, not only on the scoreboard but also in the stats to reflect how they won their first ever FIVB title. The world champions were two of the most consistent players across all of the statistics while as a team they numbered the most number of spikes and were equal best with Austria’s Clemens Doppler-Alexander Horst as the best attacking team with a spiking percentage of 0.54%. More

 

Germans bounce back to claim bronze

Jonathan Erdmann and Kay Matysik earned the biggest prize of their careers by defeating 2011 world champions Alison Cerutti  and Emanuel Rego to win the bronze with a 2-0 (21-17, 21-19) victory. The Germans started strongly and didn’t let the Brazilians settle in the first set. In the second the lead swung back and forth, but eventually Erdmann and Matysik opened a lead and while Alison and Emanuel tried to peg them back they were too far in front and won with a Matysik spike. More

 

 

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