2018-2019 World Tour medallists - An overview
Laura Ludwig in action at the World Tour Finals in Rome
September to November included three events in China (Zhongwei, Qinzhou, Yangzhou), three in Iran (Bandar Torkaman, Babolsar, Bandar Anzali), two in North America (Las Vegas, USA and Chetumal, Mexico) and one in Slovenia (Ljubljana).
Highlights of the month of May included 4-star events in Brazil (Itapema), China (Jinjiang) and the Czech Republic (Ostrava), with Norwegians Anders Mol and Christian Sorum earning gold at all three events.
The events in June built up to the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany from June 28 to July 6 with victories for Russians Krasilnikov/Stoyanovskiy and Canadians Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan.
July featured as many as nine events including 5-star stops in Gstaad, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria, with Norwegians Mol and Sorum earning the men's title in both, and Alix Klineman/April Ross of the USA winning in the Gstaad women's event and world champions Humana-Paredes/Pavan winning in the Vienna women's event.
August was another bumper month featuring 13 events in countries in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.
The World Tour Finals from September 4-8 completed the 2018-2019 season with a repeat of the World Championship final in the men's tournament and Laura Ludwig returning with Margareta Kozuch to claim her third World Tour Finals title after victories with former partner Kira Walkenhorst in Toronto, Canada in 2015 and Hamburg, Germany in 2017.
Quick links - Beach volleyball:
17/11/2019Gibb & Crabb win historical World Tour title
17/11/2019Clancy & Artacho end successful year with Chetumal gold
16/11/2019Gibb/Crabb & Brouwer/Meeuwsen to clash in Mexico final
16/11/2019Comeback queens Australia & China play for Chetumal gold
16/11/2019Olympic champions Sheilla and Thaisa return to Women’s Club World Championship with Minas
15/11/2019Walkenhorst and Winter on to Chetumal quarterfinals
15/11/2019China’s Wang and Xia eliminate defending Chetumal champions
14/11/2019Barbara and Fernanda down Americans to lead pool in Mexico