#Beach volleyball Olympics

Americans ousted by Canada in Olympic beach volleyball

TOKYO (AP) — The scoreboard at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball venue said: “Challenge successful. Ball out.”. That didn’t make any sense. And the Americans’ survival was riding on it. “The referee just said, ’Wait, wait, wait. We’re sorting it out,” Canada’s Heather Bansley said on Sunday after winning a...
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US women’s beach volleyball pair into quarterfinals

TOKYO — April Ross and Alix Klineman put away a Cuban team they had never played before. Next up for the Americans is one of the most familiar faces in all of beach volleyball: Four-time Olympian — and defending gold medalist — Laura Ludwig. Ross and Klineman beat Cuba in...
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At Tokyo Games beach volleyball, anything but business as usual

TOKYO — “Love Rollercoaster” was blaring from the speakers at Shiokaze Park, but for American beach volleyball players Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil, it was another ride on the rollercoaster of weirdness as they took on a tough Brazilian team on a stiflingly hot Saturday morning. Team USA’s youngest-ever beach...
NBC Philadelphia

April Ross, Alix Klineman Beat Cuban Duo, Advance to Quarterfinals

April Ross and Alix Klineman are through to the quarterfinals. Ross and Klineman remained perfect at the Tokyo Olympics, beating Cuba's Leila Consuelo Martinez Ortega and Lidianny Echevarria Benitez in a Round of 16 matchup on Sunday night. The U.S. pair won in straight sets, 21-17, 21-15. They have dropped...
US News and World Report

Olympics Latest: Another US Team Ousted in Beach Volleyball

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:. Another American team is out at the Olympic beach volleyball tournament. A Qatari pair that is ranked No. 1 in the world beat Nick Lucena...

After Just 3 Practices, U.S. Beach Volleyballers Notch A Big Win In Tokyo

TOKYO — U.S. beach volleyball player Jake Gibb was facing a nightmare scenario at the Tokyo Games. The four-time Olympian, 45, has been paired with Taylor Crabb since 2017. They were the top U.S. men's team to make it to the Olympics, after an arduous qualification process that started nearly three years ago.
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Youngest-Ever U.S. Beach Volleyball Team Dominates Second Prelim Match

Kelly Claes, 25, and Sarah Sponcil, 24 -- the youngest U.S. beach volleyball pair ever -- dominated the Kenyan duo Gaudencia Makokha and Brackcides Khadambi in their second preliminary victory, 21-8, 21-6. The Americans were on fire out of the gate, up 14-4 in the first before a timeout was...

Olympic Beach Volleyball Results

ROC (Viacheslav Krasilnikov; Oleg Stoyanovskiy), def. Czech Republic (Ondrej Perusic; David Schweiner), 19-21, 21-13, 15-8. Lucky Loser. Spain (Adrian Gavira Collado; Pablo Herrera Allepuz), def. Poland (Piotr Kantor; Bartosz Losiak), 31-29, 19-21, 15-7. Chile (Esteban Grimalt; Marco Grimalt), def. Switzerland (Adrian Heidrich; Mirco Gerson), 21-17, 21-18. Women. Preliminary. Pool D.

Beach Volleyball-Mixed day for Brazil, U.S. advance

TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) - Brazil's 2016 gold medallists in men's beach volleyball had a mixed time on Tuesday with Bruno Schmidt winning his pool match while his former partner Alison Cerutti lost at Shiokaze Park. Schmidt, now partnered with Evandro, came through unscathed in a 21-14 21-16 victory over...

Beach Volleyball-Brazil double up over Argentina, Swiss women on top

TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) - The Brazilian men's and women's teams got their Olympic beach volleyball campaigns off to strong starts on Saturday by winning their opening pool encounters against South American rivals Argentina in straight sets at Tokyo's Shiokaze Park. Olympic debutant Alvaro Filho overcame nerves before teaming up...

Beach Volleyball-Canada stroll into last-16, China, Brazil follow suit

TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - Canadian medal contenders Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes continued their unbeaten run in women's Olympic beach volleyball with a dominant win over Swiss duo Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre, cruising into the last 16 as pool winners. Switzerland, who also progressed after finishing second in...