Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross Win Gold at 2016 FIVB Long Beach

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross defeat Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo to win the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam. 2016 Olympic bronze medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross (USA) defeated Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo of Spain in straight sets, 21-16, 21-16, to win the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball featuring the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam. In the bronze medal match, […]

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2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam Semifinals

Men’s and women’s semifinal matches took place today at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball featuring the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam. Women 2016 Olympic bronze medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross (USA) ousted Julia Sude and Chantal Laboreur of Germany in straight sets, 21-17, 21-16. In the second semifinal match,  Spain’s Olympians Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo defeated Germany’s duo of Katrin […]

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2016 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam Qualifier

The FIVB World Tour is back in Long Beach, CA this week as part of the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball.  Qualifier rounds for the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam were held on Tuesday, August 23. Eight teams per gender gained entry into the 32 team main draw. Advancing to the main draw were the following teams. Men Billy Allen and Theo Brunner […]

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Rio 2016 – Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst (Germany)

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal winners Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst (Germany) are today’s featured team in the Rio 2016 photo series. They defeated the team of Agatha and Barbara Seixas de Freitas (Brazil) 21-18, 21-14 to win the gold. Ludwig/Walkenhorst only lost one set on their road to the gold medal. The team went 3-0 in Pool D to advance to the Round of 16 […]

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Rio 2016 – Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan (Canada)

Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan (Canada) are today’s featured team in the Rio 2016 photo series. They went undefeated in Pool E to advance to the Round of 16 where they defeated country mates Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas. Bansley and Pavan have not dropped a set so far in these Olympic games. The next match for Bansley/Pavan is August 14 at 12:00 PDT against Laura Ludwig […]

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Rio 2016 – Nadine Zumkehr and Joana Heidrich (SUI)

Nadine Zumkehr and Joana Heidrich (Switzerland) are today’s featured team in the Rio 2016 photo series. They finished second in Pool E of the women’s beach volleyball preliminary rounds at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Their 2-1 record in pool play advanced them into the single elimination round of 16. The next match for Zumkehr/Heidrich is August 13 at 4:00 PDT against Marleen Van Iersel and […]

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Rio 2016 – Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat (USA)

Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat (USA) are today’s featured team in the Rio 2016 photo series. They are in Pool A of the women’s beach volleyball preliminary rounds at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Fendrick and Sweat are currently 0-2 in their pool.  Their final match in pool play is August 11 at 11:30 PDT against Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Ukolova (Russia) who are also 0-2.  Visit […]

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Rio 2016 – Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy (Australia)

Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy (Australia) are today’s featured team in the Rio 2016 photo series. They are in Pool F of the women’s beach volleyball preliminary rounds at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Bawden/Clancy are currently 2-0 in their pool, with wins over Venezuela and Costa Rica. Their next match is August 10 at 6am PDT against Marleen Van Iersel and Madelein Meppelink (Netherlands) who […]

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