Beach pair Pavan and Humana-Paredes on podium again
Volleyball Canada – Gstaad, Switzerland, July 08, 2017: Canadians Sarah Pavan (Kitchener, ON) and Melissa Humana-Paredes (Toronto) secured their second medal in a week as they crushed host Switzerland’s hopes of a podium finish. (The Canadians won gold at the Porec Major last week on Canada Day. )
Swiss fans started the day hoping home team Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich could end a 17-year wait for a home gold medal. However, the North American duo were too strong in the fight for third place, winning in straights sets 21-15, 21-12.
In the women’s gold medal match, Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany denied Brazilians Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Da Rocha Antunes a historic third successive title.
Sam Pedlow (Barrie, ON) and Sam Schachter (Richmond Hill, ON) had a dramatic quarter-final match against Brazil’s Evandro Goncalves/Andre Loyola, eventually losing 2-1 (17- 21, 21- 12, 20-18), and were Canada’s top finishing men’s team at fifth.
With reports by www.swatchmajorseries.com
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