Kish Island next up on World Tour
Kish Island welcomes the next stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour from February 21 to 24.
Latvia's Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs, who won gold at the Dela Beach Open 4-star tournament in The Hague, Netherlands in January, top the Kish Island main draw entry list on points.
"We had a one-month preparation in Egypt, but we are just halfway there," Plavins said. "After the tournaments in Kish Island, Fort Lauderdale and Doha, we will go back to Egypt and prepare for the rest of the season.
Hosts Iran will field their best teams - Abbas Pourasgari/Arash Vakili, Aghamohammad Salagh/Abolhamed Mirazaali, Rahman Raoufi/Bahman Salemiiniehboroun and Mohammad Sadeghi Malati/Alireza Aghajanighasab.
Last year, Russia's Nikita Liamin and Vyatcheslav Krasilnikov won the Kish Island title with a 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-8) win over Poland's Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak. The year before that it was Jefferson Pereira and Cherif Younousse of Qatar who claimed gold with a 2-1 (21-13, 14-21, 15-12) victory against Russians Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Artem Yarzutkin in the final.
For information on the tournament, including the entry list, click here.
The Kish Island event will be followed by the first 5-star event of the year, the Fort Lauderdale Major in the United States from February 26 to March 4.
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