Nanjing Youth Olympic women's bracket field confirmed
Nanjing, China, August 22, 2014 - Led by the winning pairs from of the six pools, a total of 24 women’s teams have been confirmed for play in the single-elimination phase of the Beach Volleyball competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games being played at a venue in the Nanjing Sports Park Complex.
Canadian twins Megan and Nicole McNamara of Canada will be the No. 1 seeded team in the bracket after capturing the top spot in Pool A when group competition concluded Friday evening at the Beach Volleyball venue. The McNamaras netted the bronze medal at the FIVB under-19 world championships earlier this month in Porto, Portugal.
Pool B winner Brazil will be seeded second in the bracket followed by pairs from Uruguay (Pool C), Paraguay (Pool D), Germany (Pool E) and Russia (Pool F). Tandems from Turkey and Latvia were the best second-place finishers and will be seeded seventh and eighth, respectively.
A total of nine European confederation teams have advanced to bracket play with six pairs from South America, five duos from the North, Central America and Caribbean group and four tandems from Africa.
Here’s is the list of teams advancing to the single-elimination bracket where first- and second-round matches will be played Sunday and the quarter-finals Monday. The women’s semi-final and medal matches will be played Tuesday.
1. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara, Canada
Group 1 Draw Teams
Group 2 Draw Teams