Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Beach-Volleyball’ Category

Brazil tops Italy to win gold in men’s beach volleyball

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Brazil's Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt beat Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy in straight sets, 21-19, 21-17, to win the gold medal in men's beach volleyball on a rainy Thursday night.

Germany beats Brazil for gold in women’s beach volleyball

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst beat Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas de Freitas to win gold in women's beach volleyball on Wednesday night.

Canadians Bansley, Pavan lose in beach volleyball quarter-finals

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Sarah Pavan

The Canadian team of Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan lost their quarter-final match in beach volleyball, and will not play for a medal.

Sarah Pavan, Heather Bansley survive ‘Clash of Canadians,’ reach Olympic beach v-ball quarters

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley will represent Canada in the quarter-finals of the women's Olympic beach volleyball tournament following a 2-0 win (21-16, 21-11) over Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas in Saturday afternoon's all-Canadian matchup in Rio.

Canada’s Chaim Schalk, Ben Saxton await fate in Olympic beach volleyball

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Cuba’s Nivaldo Nadhir Diaz Gomez and Sergio Reynaldo Gonzalez defeated Canada 2-0 (21-15, 21-18) in Thursday’s pool play finale for both Olympic beach volleyball teams.

Canada’s Binstock, Schachter eliminated in beach volleyball

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Canadians Josh Binstock and Samuel Schachter were eliminated from Rio's beach volleyball competition on Wednesday, after dropping a three-set match to Austrians Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst.

Canada tops Switzerland in women’s beach volleyball

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Canadians Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley moved to 2-0 in preliminary beach volleyball with a win over Switzerland's Joana Heidrich and Nadine Zumkehr Tuesday night.

Canada bumps Netherlands in women’s beach volleyball

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Rio Olympics Beach Volleyball Women

Canada's Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley defeated the Netherlands in straight sets Sunday in preliminary Olympic beach volleyball action at the Rio Games.

Canadians Saxton, Schalk reach podium ahead of making Olympic debut

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Canadian pair Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk won a bronze medal on Sunday with a three-set win over Bartosz Losiak and Michal Bryl of Poland on the FIVB World Tour A1 Major.

Ben Saxton’s cool exterior hides burning desire for Olympic glory

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Don't let Ben Saxton's calm demeanour fool you. The Canadian beach volleyball player wants a medal as bad as anyone competing at the Rio Olympics.