Karpa/Sievers win gold in Manila
Germany's Max-Jonas Karpa celebrarates in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open
Karpa/Sievers rallied from a set down for a 2-1 (15-21, 23-21, 15-9) win against Bakhnar/Myskiv in the finals on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
The two sides also faced each other in the pool play round in Manila, where Karpa/Sievers prevailed in three sets.
After four World Tour events together, the Germans earned their first gold medal, while the Russians got their second consecutive World Tour silver medal since finishing as runners-up in Langkawi last week.
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After losing 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) to Karpa/Sievers in the semifinals, Switzerland’s Gabriel Kissling/Michiel Zandbergen bounced back to claim the bronze medal.
Kissling/Zandbergen and Spain’s Huerta A./Huerta took a set-win each before the Swiss pair closed the tie-breaker with a two-point margin that rewarded them with their first World Tour medal at 2-1 (22-20, 19-21, 15-13).
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