Recent Beach Volleyball News
It was a clean sweep for USA Volleyball in front of their home crowd during the Long Beach, California stop on the World Series of Volleyball tour. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner and Olympic silver medalist April Ross won for the women as fellow Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and partner Sean Rosenthal won the men’s title.
Women fashionistas probably thought little of Oakley designs just a few years ago. Lo and behold, a new era is here. Taking Miami by storm, O’s Spring 2013 Swimwear Runway Show, hosted by Trimera Group, delivered sizzling hot Oakley flare to Hyde Beach in the SLS Hotel in late July. Showcasing one of the most stylin’ swim collections around – along with pieces from UNO de 50 jewelry on the catwalk – the stunning exhibition displayed the brand’s ultra unique combination of world class style and athletic performance design that characterizes its coming swimsuit line. Lead by Oakley pro surfer Erica Hosseini and O pro beach volleyball player (and model) Jess Gysin, an amazing collection of models made it clear to guests on hand the immense evolution of Oakley’s apparel line – especially in regards to women’s design.
Blitz: Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann Topple Brazil For Beach Volleyball Victory in London, Latvians Claim Third
It was a spectacle of massive hits Thursday at the Horse Guard’s Parade in London. But although Brazilian bombers Emanuel Rego and Alison Cerutti threw down some of the most impressive kills of the evening, the two fell short of Germans Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann – who claimined a dramatic victory following an intensely heated battle (23-21, 16-21,16-14). The impressive result marked the first-ever Beach Volleyball triumph at the Summer Games by a European team. “That was a huge match with many highs and lows,” Reckermann said. “After we gave away the third match ball, my heart really sank. But the beach volleyball gods were on out side today.”