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 2011 Youth World Championships| Men
22/06/2011 - 26/06/2011


Umag, Croatia will be the setting for the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Youth World Championships from June 22-26 as the annual tournament arrives in the country for the first time in its nine year history.

Although Croatia has hosted four FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour men’s single gender events from 2005-2008, it is the first time that it welcomes both the men and the women, as well as being the first time it will hold a major World Championship. Additionally, the city, located in the northern west of the country has never hosted a beach volleyball event. Despite never hosting a FIVB tournament, Umag is well known for its annual Croatia Open ATP tennis tournament which welcomes some of the world’s top players, so they are familiar with top-class events.

With an economy mainly focussed on tourism, Umag has become a popular area for many travellers in recent years thanks to its location in the north of the country.

Poland’s Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak clinched the boys’ title last time around in Porto, Portugal as they saw off Russian duo Maxim Anufriev and Artem Kucherenko in the final while Germany’s Lorenz Schumann and Domink Stork claimed bronze. Jane Cronson and Summer Ross of the US won the girls’ edition, seeing off Russia’s Ekaterina Karapischenko and Maria Ushkova in the final as Australia’s Taliqua Clancy and Eliza Hynes sealed the bronze medal.