Mol and Sorum receive further honours after golden year

Monaco, October 24, 2018 – Anders Mol and Christian Sorum marked their breakthrough season by receiving an award for Best Men’s Team of the 2017/2018 Season on Tuesday at an event organised in collaboration with Red Bull Media House.

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The Norwegians will end the year as Hamburg 2018 FIVB World Tour Finals gold medallists. They also won three gold medals on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, having failed to progress beyond the quarterfinals in previous seasons.

Their third gold came last week when they defeated Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek and Michal Bryl in the Las Vegas 4-Star gold medal match.

The pair received their award from FIVB TV & Marketing Director Guido Betti during a Beach Volleyball Session at the Red Bull Energy Station at the SPORTEL Awards in Monaco.

Anders Mol and Christian Sorum receive their award from FIVB TV & Marketing Director Guido Betti (Picture credit: Gilles Reboisson)

At the Hamburg 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, Mol and Sorum will be aiming to improve on the bronze medal that their compatriots Vegard Hoidalen and Jorre Kjemperud won at the Klagenfurt 2001 World Championships, and in doing so become the second Norwegian team to win a World Championships medal.

Mol and Sorum are joined by Brazilians Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda 'Duda' Lisboa in receiving the honour this year. The Brazilian women’s pair also wrapped up a strong season by claiming gold at the World Tour Finals in Hamburg in August.

Agatha and Duda defeated Czech pair Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova to win gold in Hamburg

The Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Hamburg brought the 2017-2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour to a close. The 2018 portion of the 2018-2019 season of World Tour beach volleyball began at the end of August with events in Hungary and Montpellier and nine events completed so far. The Chetumal event is currently taking place in Mexico and runs until October 28.

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