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Monday, August 03, 2015
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Michele Silveira 45
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Barbara Seixas 28
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Nizan Gepstein 27
Tomass Tubelskis 26
Mari Aase Hole 25
Andrea Aase Hole 25
Muharrem Akkemik 25
Izabela Soja 24
Vivian Baella 23
Alyssa Anderson 23
Mateo Iwanowski 22
Oleksandra Hliebova 21
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1958
Ron Lang and Gene Selznick won the Parks & Rec Laguna Beach Open.  It was the 3rd win for Ron Lang, the 18th win for Gene Selznick, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1986
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos won the AVP Lite Beer Wildwood Open.  It was the 62nd win for Sinjin Smith, the 38th win for Randy Stoklos, and the 37th win for the team.
In 1996
Adam Johnson and Jose Loiola won the AVP Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Santa Cruz.  It was the 27th win for Adam Johnson, the 11th win for Jose Loiola, and the 10th win for the team.
In 1997
Adam Johnson and Karch Kiraly won the AVP Golden State Open.  It was the 30th win for Adam Johnson, the 127th win for Karch Kiraly, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 1997
Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak won the WPVA The Evian Invitational.  It was the 13th win for Lisa Arce, the 47th win for Holly McPeak, and the 13th win for the team.
In 1997
Ze Marco de Melo and Emanuel Rego won the FIVB Austria Open.  It was the 13th win for Ze Marco de Melo, the 13th win for Emanuel Rego, and the 13th win for the team.
In 1997
Monica Rodrigues and Adriana Samuel won the FIVB Portugal Open.  It was the 4th win for Monica Rodrigues, the 4th win for Adriana Samuel, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2002
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB Austria Grand Slam.  It was the 11th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 6th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2003
Katerina Tychnova and Marketa Tychnova won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Katerina Tychnova, the 1st win for Marketa Tychnova, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Anton Kulikovsky and Alexei Verbov won the   CEV U23 European Championships.  It was the 1st win for Anton Kulikovsky, the 1st win for Alexei Verbov, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2003
Marcio Araujo and Benjamin Insfran won the FIVB A1 Grand Slam presented by Nokia.  It was the 6th win for Marcio Araujo, the 6th win for Benjamin Insfran, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2008
Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings won the AVP Crocs Slam San Diego.  It was the 6th win for Matt Fuerbringer, the 6th win for Casey Jennings, and the 6th win for the team.
In 2008
Rachel Scott and Tyra Turner won the AVP Crocs Slam San Diego.  It was the 8th win for Rachel Scott, the 1st win for Tyra Turner, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Dmitri Barsouk and Igor Kolodinsky won the FIVB A1 Beach Volleyball Grand Slam presented by NOKIA.  It was the 3rd win for Dmitri Barsouk, the 1st win for Igor Kolodinsky, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Vasiliy Buralev and Egor Moliboga won the FIVB Vladivostok Challenger.  It was the 1st win for Vasiliy Buralev, the 1st win for Egor Moliboga, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2008
Kristo Kollo and Oliver Venno won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 19 World Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Kristo Kollo, the 2nd win for Oliver Venno, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2008
Chantal Laboureur and Levke Spinger won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 19 World Championships.  It was the 2nd win for Chantal Laboureur, the 2nd win for Levke Spinger, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2013
Doris Schwaiger and Stefanie Schwaiger won the 2013 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final.  It was the 2nd win for Doris Schwaiger, the 2nd win for Stefanie Schwaiger, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2014
Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt won the FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam .  It was the 16th win for Alison Cerutti, the 5th win for Bruno Oscar Schmidt, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Andressa Cavalcanti and Eduarda Lisboa won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 19 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Andressa Cavalcanti, the 2nd win for Eduarda Lisboa, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Arthur Mariano and George Wanderley won the FIVB Jr/Youth Under 19 World Championships.  It was the 1st win for Arthur Mariano, the 1st win for George Wanderley, and the 1st win for the team.
 
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8/2/2015
‘Lion King’ Samoilovs and Smedins make history for Latvia with first men’s gold for Europe’s Beach Volleyball ‘Mecca’
Klagenfurt, Austria, August 2, 2015. It has been an incredible summer for Latvia’s Beach Volleyball family which started already in May with the Jurmala Masters, continued with Martins Plavins/Haralds Regza claiming gold at the Baku 2015 European Games and the climax was eventually reached on Sunday at the world’s ‘Mecca’ of this sport, Klagenfurt, where Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins celebrated their first European Championship gold medal as well as their country’s first ever after edging Italy’s Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula 21-18, 21-18.
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Latvians make third straight European final, play Italian sensation for gold
Klagenfurt, Austria, August 2, 2015. Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins will be vying on Sunday afternoon for their first European title after missing out on that accolade and having had to be content with silver in 2013 and 2014.
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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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