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Japan, Germany kampeon sa FIVB World Tour Manila Open

Ni: Noli C. Liwanag

TAGUMPAY ang ginanap na Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open noong Mayo 3-6 sa Sands SM By The Bay, Pasay City.

Sa Women’s Division finals, nanalo ng gold medals at US$1,000 sina Ayumi Kusano at Takemi Nishibori ng Japan laban kina Paula Soria at Maria Belen Carro, ng Spain sa score na 21-14, 21-18.

Tumanggap naman ng silver medals at US$700 sina Soria-Carro, nasungkit nina Erika Bobadilla/Michelle Valiente ng Paraguay ang bronze medal at $500. Tinalo ng Paraguay sina Sakurako Fujii/Shinako Tanaka ng Japan (21-17, 21-16).

Final standings-Women: 4 Tanaka/Sakurako ($400); 5 Kotzan/Klinke ($300); 6 Rondina/Gervacio ($300); 7 Thatsarida/Pawarun ($300)
8 Fuller/Melville ($300); 9 Nagy/Cruickshank ($200); 10 Stam/Wouters    ($200); 11 Pedersen/Zylstra ($200); 12 Catubag/Quilario ($200); 13 W. Y. Au Yeung/Yuen T.C. ($100); 14 Estoquia/Demontaño ($100); 15 Soriano/Tan ($100); & 16 Sittig/Pierangeli 90 ($100).

Sa Men’s Division finals, kampeon sina Max-Jonas Karpa/Milan Sievers ng Germany kontra sa Russian rivals Petr Bakhnar/Taras Myskiv.

Tumanggap sina Karpa-Sievers ng gold medal at US$1,000, habang nakuha nina Bakhnar-Myskiv ang silver medals at US$700.
Inuwi naman nina Gabriel Kissling/Michiel Zandbergen ng Switzerland ang bronze medal at $500.

Final standings-Men: 4 Huerta A./Huerta ($400); 5 Dickson/Ferguson ($300); 6 Friedl Fe./Trummer ($300); 7 Schnetzer/Müllner ($300); 8 Métral/Hagenbuch ($300); 9 Wutzl/Frühbauer S. ($200); 10 Kelvin/Lam ($200); 11 Appelgren/Boman ($200); 12

Wang,C.J/Hsieh, Y.J ($200); 13 Abanto/Juban ($100); 14 Abdilla/Tolentino ($100); 15 Becaldo/Sarte ($100); & 16 Guzman/Pecaña ($100).