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Sunday, August 02, 2015
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Sergei Molchanov 56
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Jay DeSchaaf 39
Andrezza "Rtvelo" Martins 38
Mariela Celestina Duce 38
Ben Roger Nordas 37
Ines Udrih 36
Metin Coruh 36
Patricia Ribeiro 36
Shawn Levoy 35
Gerard Cabanes 35
Jack Delehanty 33
Jennifer Bowman 33
Yasmine Oudni 30
Jenifer Laya 29
Sadia Baptiste 29
Kiah Fiers 27
Bradley Lawson 26
Geena Urango 26
Christophe Mukunzi 24
Christoph Dressler 22
Ariya Laoseangsa 21
Dorota Strag 21
Yuliya Kudzialinskaya 20
Maria Lopes 20
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1959
Ron Lang and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 6th win for Ron Lang, the 21st win for Gene Selznick, and the 5th win for the team.
In 1964
Rand Carter and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 1st win for Rand Carter, the 1st win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1970
Ron Lang and Ron Von Hagen won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 39th win for Ron Lang, the 32nd win for Ron Von Hagen, and the 16th win for the team.
In 1987
Leif Hanson and Pat Powers won the AVP Miller Lite Wildwood Open.  It was the 1st win for Leif Hanson, the 1st win for Pat Powers, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1987
Linda Chisholm and Jackie Silva won the WPVA Reebok World Championship.  It was the 7th win for Linda Chisholm, the 6th win for Jackie Silva, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1992
Angela Rock and Jackie Silva won the Coors Light WPVA U.S. Open.  It was the 18th win for Angela Rock, the 43rd win for Jackie Silva, and the 1st win for the team.
In 1992
Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes won the AVP/Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 60th win for Karch Kiraly, the 31st win for Kent Steffes, and the 21st win for the team.
In 1998
Jose Loiola and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB Austria Open.  It was the 33rd win for Jose Loiola, the 20th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 1998
Adam Johnson and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Miller Lite Milwaukee Open.  It was the 36th win for Adam Johnson, the 133rd win for Karch Kiraly, and the 8th win for the team.
In 1998
Barbra Fontana and Linda Hanley won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 12th win for Barbra Fontana, the 45th win for Linda Hanley, and the 6th win for the team.
In 1998
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar won the FIVB Goodwill Games.  It was the 7th win for Shelda Bede, the 7th win for Adriana Behar, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2003
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB A1 Grand Slam presented by Nokia.  It was the 19th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 14th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2008
Shelda Bede and Ana Paula Henkel won the FIVB A1 Beach Volleyball Grand Slam presented by NOKIA.  It was the 36th win for Shelda Bede, the 11th win for Ana Paula Henkel, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2008
Anouk Boileau and Marie-Christine Mondor won the FIVB Geroskipou Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Anouk Boileau, the 1st win for Marie-Christine Mondor, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2009
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the FIVB A1 Beach Volleyball Grand Slam Presented by Volksbank.  It was the 42nd win for Phil Dalhausser, the 54th win for Todd Rogers, and the 41st win for the team.
In 2014
Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam .  It was the 19th win for Talita Antunes, the 50th win for Larissa Franca, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2015
Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins won the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final.  It was the 10th win for Aleksandrs Samoilovs, the 8th win for Janis Smedins, and the 6th win for the team.
 
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8/1/2015
Ranghieri and Carambula silence huge Austrian crowd in Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt, Austria, August 1, 2015. Austria’s party came to an end on Saturday late afternoon as home heroes Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst lost in two sets (17-21, 20-22) in the quarterfinals of the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final to Italy’s Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula.
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Germany’s Ludwig/Walkenhorst are Europe’s 2015 ‘Queens of the Beach’!
Klagenfurt, Austria, August 1, 2015. ‘Veni, vidi, vici’. This popular Latin phrase sums up very well what Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst did in Klagenfurt where they swept seven matches in a row dropping only one set on their way to European gold.
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Italian derby provides for surprise of the day, Ranghieri/Carambula beat reigning European champions Nicolai/Lupo
Klagenfurt, Austria, August 1, 2015. A much anticipated Italian ‘derby’ was one of the major highlights on Saturday morning as the men’s competition at the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship resumed with the second round of the elimination phase.
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Ludwig secures eighth European medal, chases third gold in final with Russia
Klagenfurt, Austria, August 1, 2015. Germany’s Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst and Russia’s Evgenia Ukolova/Ekaterina Birlova will be vying for gold and the fictional crown of Europe’s ‘Queens of the Beach’ later on Saturday afternoon after opening the programme on the next-to-last day of the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final on the shores of the Wörthersee.
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7/31/2015
41-year old Kubala through to second elimination round in Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 31, 2015. The bronze medal winners from the Baku 2015 European Games, Premysl Kubala and Jan Hadrava of the Czech Republic, continued their remarkable journey at the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final in Klagenfurt making the second round of the elimination phase.
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Slovak and Polish girls two steps away from historic medal after making European Championship semis at world’s Beach Volleyball ‘Mecca’
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 31, 2015. The women’s semis of the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final in Klagenfurt coming up on Saturday morning will feature four teams from as many countries: Germany, Russia, Slovakia and Poland.
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Beach Volleyball party of the year reaches global audience
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 31, 2015. Though the tournament is just entering its final and most exciting stages, the 2015 edition of the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship – Final has already produced outstanding results, and there is more to come with the semis and medal matches to be played on Saturday and Sunday for women and men, respectively.
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Austrian party continues at world’s Beach Volleyball ‘Mecca’
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 31, 2015. A sell-out crowd enjoyed the last round of men’s pool play in Klagenfurt on Friday morning and early afternoon. The match starring home heroes Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst drove the audience just crazy as they delivered a terrific performance (21-10, 21-18) in their matchup with Michal Kadziola and Jakub Szalankiewicz of Poland to claim their third straight victory and with it they also moved on straight to the second stage of the elimination round.
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Austria’s Peter Eglseer living his Beach Volleyball dream
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 31, 2015. 25-year-old Peter Eglseer is living a Beach Volleyball dream. Austria’s first ever male Beach Volleyball medallist at any (age-group) World Championship (U21, 2010) is being supported by a large number people to be able to play on the international stage.
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Goricanec/Hüberli are Austria’s nemesis, Schwaiger/Hansel miss out on quarterfinal spot, reigning European champions also out
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 31, 2015. The ‘alpine rivalry’ between Switzerland and Austria is one of the most-known out there, especially in winter sports, but Beach Volleyball is not any exception to this tradition.
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Longuet/Jupiter pick up last-minute call to claim superb result for France
Klagenfurt, Austria, July 31, 2015. Last Saturday, at around noon, Laura Longuet and Alexandra Jupiter received an e-mail announcing that following a couple of withdrawals they got the opportunity to join the 2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final in Klagenfurt.
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Chasing Olympic Dreams in Long Beach
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 31, 2015 - The first time around, the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball came in the wake of the 2012 London Olympics. The second time, the FIVB Grand Slam event had the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as an alluring target beckoning in the distance.
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