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Published on Aug 5, 2016
Pärnu - The 8th WUC Beach Volleyball Championships that was held in Pärnu has ended with USA women and Polish men pair triumph.
Finals daw passed in rainy weather conditions in Estonia’s summer capital. Despite the bad climate the games were intriguing. Medal matches started with Sweden and Spain clash. In one side of the net there were twinsisters Thurin’s from Northern Europe and on the other Southern-Europeans Paula Gutierrez Soria and Angela Herrero Lobato. At first everything seemed to go twins way. Swedish pair won the first set 21-19 and had two match balls in the second. Spanish duo rescued them and after that controlled the game. They won the second set 22-20 and sprinted 4-0 lead in the third. The final score was 15-8 and that means Soria and Lobato won bronze medals second WUC Beach Volleyball Championships in a row.
Same happened in the men’s bronze medal game where Thomas Kunert/Christoph Dressler from Austria defeated 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 17-15) Norwegian pair Hendrik Mol/Lars Fredrik Tvinde and repeated success they had two years ago in Portugal. „It was really tough game. It was very difficult to play in the wind. Yesterday we were little bit disappointed beacause of the loss in semifinals but now we are really happy that we won the bronze medal,” Austrians said.
And then the stage was ready for main games – final matches of The 8th WUC Beach Volleyball Championships. All American game in women’s first place game ended with 27 minutes. Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes won another twins duo. This time it was the Witt’s. Match ended with score 21-16, 21-13. „To bring this gold medal home fore USA – we couldn’t be happier,” world champions stated.
The very last game held in Pärnu beach ended with Michal Bryl and Kacper Kujawiak triumph who owerpowered Swiss team Gabriel Kissling and Michiel Zandbergen 22-20, 21-12. „It is unbelieveable feeling that we won the tournament. We worked so hard for this,” was the winners first comment. Bryl and Kujawiak are now three time world champions – they won World Youth Championships in 2012 and Under 21 competition in 2014. Last year they also triumphed in European under 22 championships.
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