Bronze for Austria, Norway and Russia in a fight for the Gold at CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019

Sunday 11th of August 2019
Bronze for Austria, Norway and Russia in a fight for the Gold at CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019

Moscow, Russia, August 11, 2019. As in life, in Beach Volleyball you can never predict how things will unfold. And this is what the final day of the Men’s tournament of #EuroBeachVolley showed us so far. The Austrian sensation Martin Ermacora and Moritz Pristauz will go home with the bronze medals as they lost 0-2 from the hosts Konstantin Semenov and Ilya Leshukov in the second semifinal match, but due to an injury of the Polish Piotr Kantor (who, together with Bartosz Losiak lost 1-2 their semifinal match vs. the Norwegian top team and reigning European champions Anders Mol and Chrstian Sørum) no bronze medal match will take place. The bronze medal is the biggest achievement so far for Ermacora and Pristauz. The Gold medal match will start at 18:00 CET and Mol, A./ Sørum will meet Semenov/Leshukov in a battle for the first place.

Poland one set away from punching ticket to Tokyo 2020

Saturday 10th of August 2019
Poland one set away from punching ticket to Tokyo 2020

Luxembourg, August 10, 2019. Poland took a huge step towards a ticket to the men’s Volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Saturday afternoon in Gdansk when they shut out France 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-20) in the deciding match of their pool, though all six Olympic tickets available this weekend remain unclaimed, ahead of Sunday’s closing day of the qualifiers. 

1-Star event in Budapest about to reach its climax at Lupa Lake

Saturday 10th of August 2019
1-Star event in Budapest about to reach its climax at Lupa Lake

Budapest, Hungary, August 10, 2019. As with Friday’s programme, matches for the 1-Star World Tour event taking place at Lupa Lake, in the outskirts of Budapest, ran from early in the morning until late in the evening on Saturday to determine the eventual semi-finalists for the men’s tournament and women’s finalists. 

Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka – Champions at CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019 after a great comeback

Saturday 10th of August 2019
Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka – Champions at CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019 after a great comeback

Moscow, Russia, August 10, 2019. A lifetime memory – this is how this Saturday afternoon will be remembered by the new champions at the Women’s #EuroBeachVolley – Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka (LAT), as this is the biggest success in their careers so far. Graudina and Kravcenoka seized a 2-0 victory over Kinga Wojtasik/Katarzyna Kociolek (POL) by doing almost the unimaginable as they were close to lose the first set and were struggling a lot to find their game, but then came back. In the bronze medal match, the Spanish Liliana Fernández Steiner and Elsa Baquerizo McMilian emerged victorious after a 3-sets Beach Volleyball thriller at the Luzhniki complex. In a match, full of twists and turns, Liliana and Elsa showed great determination to go home with the bronze and eventually did so winning at 2-1 over Joana Heidrich/Anouk Vergé-Dépre (SUI).

Austria, Norway, Poland and Russia at the semis of Men’s CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019

Saturday 10th of August 2019
Austria, Norway, Poland and Russia at the semis of Men’s CEV EuroBeachVolley 2019

Moscow, Russia, August 10, 2019. The best eight teams at the Men’s #EuroBeachVolley locked horns,  trying to reach the semifinals of the Europe’s elite competition. The Polish Kantor/Losiak and the Norwegians Mol/Sørum became the first semifinalists after outclassing Brower/Meeuwsen (NED) and Thole, J./Wickler (GER) in their quarterfinal matches respectively and will enter the court on Sunday, fighting for a spot at the Gold medal match. Later on Saturday the Austrian sensation Ermacora/Pristauz kept the positive spirit and seized a victory vs. Perusic/Schweiner (CZE). To delight of home crowds, the only remaining in the competition Russian team - Semenov/Leshukov, outclassed the Italians Nicolai/Lupo and keep the hosts’ hopes for a medal alive. The Russian players will have to face first Ermacora and Pristauz at a semifinal match.