Germans bag gold in World Tour debut at Phnom Penh
Anna Behlen and Sarah Schneider won gold medals at the Anchor International Beach Volleyball Carnival Phnom Penh 2018.
The German pair who hail from Hamburg, wrapped up their brilliant campaign on Sunday with a sweep of New Zealand's Julia Tilley / Alice Bain 2-0 (21-16, 21-15) in the semifinals, before staging a thrilling comeback win in the final over Japan's third-seeded Sayaka Mizoe / Suzuka Hashimoto 2-1 (17-21, 21-9, 15-8). They collected $4,000 in prize money for their win.
The Japanese had previously knocked out the tournament's No. 2 seeds, Ksenia Dabizha / Daria Mastikova 2-1 (21-13, 17-21, 17-15).
Phnom Penh Main Draw results.
One week after claiming gold at the Langkawi 1-star FIVB World Tour event in Malaysia, Dabizha / Mastikova did eventually climb on the podium with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-8) win over Tilley / Bain in the bronze medal match.
Phnom Penh single elimination bracket.
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