Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014: Third Stop in Cochabamba
Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 4, 2014 – The final stop of the South American Tour will take place in Cochambamba, where two Argentine pairs will be among those who will fight for a place at the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014.
Santiago Ausili-Leandro Aveiro will represent Argentina’s men, and Camila Hiruela-Irene Verasio will represent the women.
The talented and experienced young men's team already won gold medals at the Argentine National Beach Volleyball Tour, playing against senior pairs playing three matches on the first date. Ausili-Aveiro overcame Arias-Heredia from Peru and Hernandez-Gomez from Venezuela 2-0 in both cases, and were defeated in a terrific tie-breaker by Vieyto-Cairus from Uruguay finishing the third set 11-15.
Bolivia and Paraguay will also have one men’s team each in the competition.
On the women's side, the result was very different, even though Camila Hiruela and Irene Verasio also reached final series at the Argentine competition. They overcame the host team of Villarroel-Maida but were defeated by Valiente-Mongelos from Paraguay and Batioja-Molina from Ecuador. This two pairs already have international beach volleyball experience in the seniors' competitions.
On Saturday, both First Round Pools (one for each gender) will end to give place for the final path towards the qualification for the Youth's Olympic Games.