Moscow, Russia, June 4, 2017 - Saturday’s competition at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow 3-Star uncovered the final four teams to aim for the podium in the Russian capital’s Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Centre.
Beanie fever carried on,
Even with better weather on Saturday.
Some players love their hat, but love their sport even more.
Germany’s Victoria Bieneck/Isabel Schneider would have loved to play in the championship match, but this…
USA’s Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross will do and give everything for the title.
Larissa França and Talita Antunes will gun for gold,
After winning the tie-break (23-21, 18-21, 15-10) in the all-Brazil semifinal against Agatha Bednarczuk-Eduarda Santos.
Russia was ready to see both of their men’s teams in the final.
But USA’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena had other plans and won against Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Artem Yarzutkin (RUS): 21-14, 21-17.
Stoyanovskiy-Yarzutkin will have to settle for the battle for bronze, and this selfie.
Earlier, the home crowd went wild when Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Nikita Liamin made it to the men’s semifinals.
Not long after this photo, the Russian duo won in straight sets (21-14, 21-17) against Latvia’s Janis Smedins/Aleksandrs Samoilovs, to reach the final.
This volleyball superstar must have been their lucky charm,
And these young players are likely to be the next superstars in the circuit.