Mariafe Artacho del Solar as well as Taliqua Clancy have actually won bronze at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 occasion in Doha, Qatar.
The Aussies confronted the Dutch pairing of Katya Stam as well as Raisa Schoon in Sunday’s semi-finals, in what was a repeat of the bronze medal last from recently’s Beach Pro Tour Finals in Doha, which the Dutch group won 2:0 (21-18, 21-10).
In a much closer competition than the last time they fulfilled, the ultimate Elite 16 gold medallists got the 2:0 success (21-19, 21-19), sending out the Australians right into the small last.
Determined to leave Qatar with a medal, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallists recovered from an opening established loss in the bronze last versus Latvia’s Anastasija Samoilova as well as Tina Graudina with a controling 2nd collection (21-15).
With a medal on the line, the Aussies dug deep to claim the 3rd collection with a 5 factor barrier, winning the bronze 2:1 (12-21, 21-15, 15-10).
Artacho del Solar stated the group took pride in their resolution as well as contest 2 lengthy weeks of competitors in Doha.
“We were fourth last week in the 2022 Beach Pro Tour Finals and didn’t want to leave without a medal again,” she stated.
“We knew it was in us, so we just had to find a way to remain really patient and find that fight. We never lost trust that we could come out on top.”
Joining Schoon/Stam as well as Swiss silver medallists Nina Brunner as well as Tanja Hüberli on the platform, all 3 groups included useful indicate their Olympic Rankings, which will certainly establish the groups that receive the Paris 2024 Games.
In the guys’s occasion, Chris McHugh as well as Paul Burnett progressed via the Qualification right into the Main Draw, yet however really did not advance to the following round, completing in equivalent 13th area.
The following Elite16 occasion on the schedule of the 2023 Beach Pro Tour is readied to occur in Tepic, Mexico, from March 22-26.
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