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CSV suspends first day of beach volleyball tour in Argentina

 
 
Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 31, 2015 – The CSV suspended the first day of the South American Beach Volleyball Tour at Parque Sarmiento as heavy showers flooded the city since early Friday morning.

Although the rain stopped in the afternoon, it was impossible to drain all the water at the park, forcing authorities to suspend the matches for that day and will resume on Saturday, August 1, at 8:00 local time with complete fixtures featuring the Pan American Games gold medallists Ana Gallay/Georgina Klug. 

This tour stop presents the opportunity to cheer for these two local heroes and celebrate victory over Brazil in the semifinal and Cuba in the final in the very first women’s beach volleyball event in the their Pan-Am Games.

Gallay/Klug will close their season after several stints at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and the South American Beach Volleyball Tour, aiming to rack up more ranking points for the Rio 2016, in what would be the second participation of Argentina at the Olympic Games for this discipline. The first one was when Gallay paired with Virginia Zonta at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The final stop of the South American Beach Volleyball Tour awards the winners with double prizes and double points to give better vantage of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Eight women’s teams - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay and Argentina – will compete for the first time in continental history for the final tour stop, which is organised by the South American Volleyball Confederation and the Argentine Volleyball Federation, together with Proenter as promoters. The city of Buenos Aires will participate in this unique event of the South American Tour, which added activities organised by the Metropolitan Volleyball Federation as part of the entertainment that will promote the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.




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