Double success for Poles in beach volleyball Grand Slam
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Poland enjoyed double success at the International Volleyball Federation's (FIVB) Grand Slam 2016 in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, taking gold in the men's category and silver in the women's.
Bartosz Losiak (3L) and Piotr Kantor (3R) winners of Gold with Brazilians Pedro Solberg (L) and Evandro Goncalves (2L) winners of Silver, and Dutch Alexander Brouwer (2R) and Robert Meeuwsen (R) winners of Bronze at the Beach Volleyball competition in Rio Grand Slam 2016 in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. EPA/Silvio Avila
Piotr Kantor and and Bartosz Łosiak beat home pair Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves 2-0 in Sunday's final.
“We really were well prepared for this tournament and – I hope – for the whole season,” Kantor, said, alluding to potential qualification for the Rio Olympics this year.
Kerri Walsh (3L) and April Ross (3R) winners of Gold celebrate with Poles Monika Brzostek (L) and Kinga Kłosińska (2L) winners of Silver and German Britta Buthe (2R) and Karla Borger (R) winners of Bronze. EPA/Silvio Avila
Meanwhile, Monika Brzostek i Kinga Kłosińska took silver in the women's competition, ultimately bested by Americans Kerri Walsh and April Ross.
“We're certainly getting closer to participating in the Olympic Games, but we have to fight for more points,” Brzostek said.
“It's something worth fighting for,” she added. (nh/pk)