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Monday, July 1st 2013, 6:36pm

Beach Volleyball World Championship

Pool B
Xue/Zhang Xi [CHI] 2:0 Paszek/Kociolek [POL] (21:10, 21:19)

Pool F
Antonelli/Agatha [BRA] 2:0 Goricanec/Hüberli [SUI] (21:17, 29:27) The longest beach volleyball set I remember.

Pool L
Talita/Lima [BRA] 1:2 Maria Clara/Carol [BRA] (17:21, 21:19, 10:15)

Pool M
Lili Seixas [BRA] 2:0 Gioria/Giombini [ITA] (21:16, 21:19)

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Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 9:07pm

World Championships - Stare Jablonki 2013

Greece’s Vasiliki Arvaniti takes on a whole different role and starts from zero again


Vasiliki Arvaniti (back) is introducing Panagiota Karagkouni to the world of beach volleyball
Stare Jablonki, Poland, July 2, 2013 – After two rounds of pool play at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships triple Olympian Vasiliki Arvaniti is still empty handed. Two matches, two defeats. The old Arvaniti, who took part in five earlier editions and finished 9th in 2005, 2007 and 2009, would have been very disappointed, but the new one is not.

The 28-year old Greek player had to start from scratch this year after her long-time partner Maria Tsiartsiani stopped playing to have surgery on her shoulder and in the mean time fell pregnant. Arvaniti started looking for a new partner and found one in the indoor competition, 20-year old Panagiota ‘Penny’ Karagkouni.

Arvaniti, who had always been the junior player, had to take on a whole different role. She became the mentor and the older ‘sister’, but the most difficult thing was that she had to start from zero again. “I play against teams here I beat before but now I am losing all the time. But I knew it was going to be like that, so I am not disappointed. I have to be realistic.”

Different job and older sister

“It also motivates me to have something new and try to help her, because now I am the oldest one in the team and it’s a new challenge for me. I have a different job now. Everything is new for her, because she is still very young. She is like a kid and I have to lead her, in and outside the court. I am like an older sister now.”

She chose Karagkouni because of her ball control and technical skills. “She is all-round and played on many different positions indoor, her receiving and setting is very good.” They only started training together two months ago, the Grand Slam in The Hague was their first event.

“She is still adapting to the sand, because the approach and the hitting are very different. And we want to have more options for the side-out for her. This is the goal for the moment. She is a very controlled player, so that’s good, but she needs to improve the speed and the explosiveness.”

Early debut for Karagkouni

Her debut at the World Championships came very early and maybe even too early for Karagkouni. “She has to play directly at the highest level. She is very young but I think she can be a great player in the future, but she needs to practice a lot. I think next year we will have a good picture of the potential of this team. This year is to try and to gain experience.”

They finished 25th both in The Hague and Rome and the goal in Stare Jablonki is to get past pool play again. With two defeats against Italy’s Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti and Germany’s Karla Borger and Britta Büthe Thailand is their main focus in the pool. If they win, there is a chance they will get trough as one of the eight best pool thirds.

“Teams like Thailand, that are a little bit below us in level, these are the games we want to win. That has been our focus from the beginning because Italy and Germany are too good for us at the moment. It will be difficult with the score, it has to be good because only eight out of twelve make it. First we have to win and then let’s see what happens.”
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Friday, July 5th 2013, 6:17pm

Pool F
Antonelli/Agatha [BRA] 2:0 Goricanec/Hüberli [SUI] (21:17, 29:27) The longest beach volleyball set I remember.

even though it is on the male side other two long sets:
Sidorenko-Dyachenko vs Böckermann-Urbatzka 0-2 27-29 33-35 :white:

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Saturday, July 6th 2013, 9:03pm


Pool F
Antonelli/Agatha [BRA] 2:0 Goricanec/Hüberli [SUI] (21:17, 29:27) The longest beach volleyball set I remember.

even though it is on the male side other two long sets:
Sidorenko-Dyachenko vs Böckermann-Urbatzka 0-2 27-29 33-35 :white:
Thanks, Diesse14! Nice to know that. :win: 27-29 and 33-35 is really crazy. I guess the match was competitive in the extreme. :cheesy:

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Saturday, July 6th 2013, 9:49pm

This year is China's year against Brazil. :roll:

Congratulations to Chen Xue and Zhang Xi! :drink: They're back. Nice to see!

(I still think Mário Miranda isn't the best option to lead our women) :( Obviously, the World Championship is harder than Grand Slams. Juliana should play for sure. We can't reject a winner. Brazil had the current winner and decided to let her at home. :aww:

Congratulations to Karla Borger and Britta Büthe too! :drink: Good result at their first World Championship. Germany has already solid results on the beach.

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Sunday, July 7th 2013, 6:15am

Beach Volleyball World Championship

Pool B
Xue/Zhang Xi [CHI] 2:0 Paszek/Kociolek [POL] (21:10, 21:19)

Pool F
Antonelli/Agatha [BRA] 2:0 Goricanec/Hüberli [SUI] (21:17, 29:27) The longest beach volleyball set I remember.

Pool L
Talita/Lima [BRA] 1:2 Maria Clara/Carol [BRA] (17:21, 21:19, 10:15)

Pool M
Lili Seixas [BRA] 2:0 Gioria/Giombini [ITA] (21:16, 21:19)


Interesting.
Spijkers-Varenhorst NED [19] Semenov-Koshkarev RUS [21] 0-2 (18-21, 32-34)
Wer sind Ihre Lieblingsspieler?

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Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 1:13am


Beach Volleyball World Championship

Pool B
Xue/Zhang Xi [CHI] 2:0 Paszek/Kociolek [POL] (21:10, 21:19)

Pool F
Antonelli/Agatha [BRA] 2:0 Goricanec/Hüberli [SUI] (21:17, 29:27) The longest beach volleyball set I remember.

Pool L
Talita/Lima [BRA] 1:2 Maria Clara/Carol [BRA] (17:21, 21:19, 10:15)

Pool M
Lili Seixas [BRA] 2:0 Gioria/Giombini [ITA] (21:16, 21:19)


Interesting.
Spijkers-Varenhorst NED [19] Semenov-Koshkarev RUS [21] 0-2 (18-21, 32-34)
Nice! :win: The guys seems to have more of these things.

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