Porto, Portugal, July 14,
2013 – Germany’s Moritz Reichert and Clemens Wickler and Eduarda Santos Lisboa
and Taina Silva Bigi from Brazil claimed the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 world
titles in Porto on Sunday.
USA was the only country to
claim two medals, two bronze, at this 12th edition of the U19 World
Championships. The silver medals went to Norway in the boys’ competition and
Russia in the girls’ competition.
Wickler win third U19 title for Germany
Moritz Reichert and Clemens
Wickler claimed the third gold medal for Germany in the 12-year history of the
boys' FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship. The 18-year olds beat
Norway’s Bjarne Nikolai Huus and Christian Sandlie Sorum 2-0 (21-16 21-17) in
the final on Sunday in Porto.
Wickler won a medal before,
bronze at the CEV U18 last year with Niklas Rudolf, but for Reichert it was his
first. “It’s great. It was awesome playing for such a crowd, there was a nice
Brazil's Eduarda and Taina beat Russia to claim the U19 gold
Brazil’s Eduarda Santos
Lisboa and Taina Silva Bigi claimed the gold medal at the FIVB Beach Volleyball
U19 World Championships on Sunday in Porto with a clean 2-0 (21-12 21-16) win
over Russia’s Anna Gorbunova and Nadezda Makroguzova.
It is the first medal for
Brazil since 2005, when Carolina Aragao and Barbara Seixas claimed the gold.
The 14-year old Eduarda won silver with Thais Rodrigues Ferreira just a few
weeks ago at the U23 in her debut year and is probably the youngest player to
ever win a gold medal at the U19. More
The FIVB U19 World
Championships in Porto were the final of three FIVB age group events after the
U23 in Myslowice and the U21 in Umag in June. Porto, the second largest city in
Portugal, hosted the U19 for the second time after 2010.
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