Beach volleyball action continues at three sites
The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games began Sunday at Green Park in the Palermo district of the Argentinean capital with pool play matches. With 32 men's and 32 women's teams participating for 47 total countries, competition continues through October 17 when the medal matches will be played.
In action last week, Brazil’s Rebecca Cavalcanti/Ana Patricia Silva each won their first FIVB World Tour gold medals by defeating Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth of Italy in the Qinzhou women finale.
In the men's Qinzhou gold medal match, American's Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb captured the men’s title in their first FIVB World Tour event together by defeating Russia’s Taras Myskiv/Valeriy Samoday in the finals. It was Bourne’s second career World Tour gold medal and his first after sitting out 23 months with an illness. Crabb topped an FIVB podium for the third time.
China - Qinzhou, September 30-October 4, US$75,000, FIVB men's event No. 412
1. Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb, United States, $10,000
2. Taras Myskiv/Valeriy Samoday, Russia, $8,000
3. Dries Koekelkoren/Tom van Walle, Belgium $5,000
4. Cole Durant/Damien Schumann, Australia, $4,000
Gold - Bourne/Crabb def. Myskiv/Samoday, 21-18, 21-9 (30 minutes)
Bronze - Koekelkoren/van Walle def. Durant/Schumann, 21-13, 21-13 (30)
China - Qinzhou, September 30-October 4, US$75,000, FIVB women's event No. 379
1. Rebecca Cavalcanti/Ana Patricia Silva, Brazil, $10,000
2. Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth, Italy, $8,000
3. Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil United States, $5,000
4. Ekaterina Birlova/Evgeniya Ukolova Russia, $4,000
Gold - Rebecca/Ana Patricia vs. Menegatti/Orsi Toth, 18-21, 21-15, 15-12 (44)
Bronze - Claes/Sponcil def. Birlova/Ukolova, 21-13, 21-16 (29)
Iran - Bandar Torkaman, October 3-5, 2018, US$5,000, FIVB men's event No. 413
1. Bahman Salemiinjehboroun/Arash Vakili, Iran, $1,000
2. Abolhamed Mirzaali/Rahman Raoufi, Iran, $700
3. Abbas Pourasgari/Aghamohammad Salagh, Iran, $500
4. Alexey Kuleshov/Artem Petrossyants, Kazakhstan, $400
Gold - Salemiinjehboroun/Vakili vs. Mirzaali/Raoufi, 21-11, 22-20 (39)
Bronze - Pourasgari/Salagh vs. Kuleshov/Petrossyants, 21-16, 21-11 (30)
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