Brazilians top Espinho podium

Espinho, Portugal, July 30, 2017 – George Wanderley and Vitor Felipe beat Julio Junior and Ahmed Tijan on Sunday to win gold at the Espinho 2-Star event on Praia da Baia beach.

The Brazilian pair defeated the Qatari duo 2-0 (21-12, 21-13) to win their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour medal since they teamed up at the start of the year. 

“It’s very good, it’s the first time we won a senior international event,” Wanderley said. “I won the U19 World Championships in Portugal and now we’ve won the Espinho Open. 

“We felt at home and celebrated as if we were in Brazil, due to the support we felt throughout the tournament and today in the finals.”

Norway’s Anders Berntsen Mol and Mathias Bertsen also won their first World Tour medals as a pair when they claimed bronze with a 2-0 (22-20, 21-15) victory over compatriots Christian Sorum and Solhaug.


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