Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 13, 2017 - Brazil celebrated two spots on the women’s podium on Sunday with gold and silver medals at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Fort Lauderdale Major.
Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes were crowned champions after defeating compatriots Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa in the 2-0 (21-15, 21-18) women’s final.
The United States’ April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings, who have played together since 2013, are back for the season before Ross takes a break.
Serbian players enjoyed a day in the stands of the Fort Lauderdale Major.
Germany’s Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude won the bronze medal match, 2-0 (21-14, 21-14), against the United States’ Brooke Sweat/Summer Ross. In this clip, the Germans tried to outplay Brazil’s Agatha/Duda. Which team survived the rally?
Newly-formed duo Marleen Van Iersel and Manon Nummerdor-Flier of the Netherlands headed home with a smile and a wealth of experience to use in their budding partnership.
2008 Beijing Olympics volleyball gold medallist Rich Lambourne bid Fort Lauderdale goodbye, citing a great start to the season with American duo Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner.
Lambourne was allegedly photobombed by this bronze medallist in the men’s competition.
And how can we ever forget this breathtaking save from men’s gold medallist Saymon Barbosa?
The 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour season continues with the men-only Kish Island Open in Iran from February 15 to 18.