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While in Czech Republic for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship, the U.S. Women’s Junior National Volleyball Team passed time waiting for the bus by playing electronic charades.
Follow the inspirational stories of three athletes as they compete in sitting volleyball at the 2013 Warrior Games. The Warrior Games give ill and injured service members and veterans a chance to be competitive again.
Brazil’s Pedro Solberg and Bruno Oscar Schmidt defeated Corrientes champions Janis Smedins and Aleksandrs Samoilovs to win their first team gold on Sunday at the Transavia The Hague Grand Slam. For Bruno it was his second final in The Hague, in 2010 he won silver with Benjamin Insfran.
In an all-Brazilian final Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima claimed their second gold medal this season. The Shanghai champions defeated Maria Clara and Carolina Salgado in two sets (21-16 21-13) at the Transavia The Hague Grand Slam.
Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel defeated Austrian qualifiers Alexander Huber and Robin Seidl on Sunday in two sets (21-18 21-16) to win the bronze medal at the Transavia The Hague Grand Slam. It is their first medal since Berlin last July, where they claimed bronze as well.
Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler claimed the first medal for Germany in four World Tour events in the Netherlands. The German team won the bronze medal match against Dutch Jantine van der Vlist and Marloes Wesslink at the Transavia The Hague Grand Slam.
Alexander Huber and Robin Seidl came all the way from qualification to reach the semifinals of the Transavia The Hague Grand Slam on Saturday. The Austrian team defeated Poland’s Michal Kadziola and Jakub Szalankiewicz in three sets (15-21 21-17 15-11) in the quarterfinal.
Dutch school children had the chance to meet their beachvolleybal heroes Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen on Thursday at the Transavia The Hague Grand Slam.
You can play beach volleyball on the beach, or just in the middle of a city. That’s what the promoter of the Transavia The Hague Grand Slam thought. Next to the Dutch parliament building in the city centre of The Hague they built court number four.