Rio 2016 – Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan (Canada)

Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

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 and Kira Walkenhorst (Germany) who have only lost one set in Olympic play. Visit NBC Sports for local time.

Sarah Pavan at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Sarah Pavan at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Rio 2016 is a photo series of the top beach volleyball teams competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2013, the FIVB returned to U.S. soil for the first time in 10 years. I have been fortunate enough to attend the Long Beach, CA event for the past three years and watch the best beach volleyball players in the world.

Images are from the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam and 2015 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam.

Heather Bansley at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Sarah Pavan at the 2014 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Sarah Pavan at the 2014 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Sarah Pavan at the 2015 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Sarah Pavan at the 2015 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2014 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2014 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Sarah Pavan at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Sarah Pavan at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2013 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2014 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2014 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2014 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

Heather Bansley at the 2014 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam

For more images of Heather Bansley, visit http://photos.sos-photography.net/keyword/heather%20bansley

For more images of Sarah Pavan, visit http://photos.sos-photography.net/keyword/sarah%20pavan

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