Started at the 10th of October, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Yangzhou 4-star was there in China. The semi-finals and finals, both for men & women, were played by a couple of King of the Court legends!
The all-Russian men final ended in victory for the Kings Konstantin Semenov and Ilya Leshukov against Viacheslav Krasilnikov and King Oleg Stoyanovskiy (former partner of Alexander Brouwer during King of the Court Utrecht & King of the Court Antwerp). Semenov and Leshukov rallied from a set down to win 2-1 (14-21, 21-19, 15-13) and secure the gold medal.
Brazil’s Kings Guto and Saymon finished in third place as Sam Pedlow was forced to forfeit his and Sam Schachter’s bronze medal match.
For the women, Queens Alexandra Klineman and April Ross of the United States earned their second FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold.
After their tie-break win in the semifinals, the pair followed up on Sunday with a spectacular showing and registered a 2-0 (21-19, 21-16) victory over Brazil’s Ana Patricia Silva and Rebecca Cavalcanti in the gold medal match.
In the bronze medal match, Queens Sara Hughes and Summer Ross defeated Canada’s Queens Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes 2-1 (16-21, 23-21, 15-5).