Beach volleyball, World Tour 2022, Uberlandia. Brazil takes it all. Mol / Sorum defeated in the semifinals. The Egyptian Challenge canceled

It is a Brazilian show on the sand at home, in Uberlandia, in the penultimate Elite 16 tournament that did not see blue couples at the start. Seven of the eight finalist pairs are Brazilian and only the Olympic and world champions Mol / Sorum resisted the green-gold wave which has overwhelmed all rivals and which today takes the field to occupy all three podium positions in both men and women.

Among the men the final will see in front of 18 Pedro Solberg / Arthur who boasted only a third place in the second Dubai Challenge this season and George / Andre, world bronze in Rome and victorious in the other tournament played in Brazil, the Itapema Challenge. George / Andre have accomplished the feat by beating in the semifinals 2-1 (20-22, 21-19, 15-13) the Olympic and world champion couple Mol / Sorum who therefore today will face the Brazilians Renato in the final for third place / Vitor Felipe.

The title will be played among the women at 5 pm the world champions Duda / Ana Patricia, who want to redeem the defeat suffered in the semifinals last week in Cape Town and Andressa / Vitoria who have climbed the podium twice this year, both on the third step, in Itapena and Espinho. In the match that is worth third place another Brazilian derby between Taiana Lima / Hegeile and Carol / Barbara.

Bad news, on the other hand, comes from Egypt where, less than a week from the start, it was canceled the Challenge scheduled on the Red Sea due to unspecified organizational problems. A bad figure for the Federation and immediately a stop for the two blue projects that had to take place in conjunction with the African tournament: Ranghieri / Carambula and Rossi / Lupo who therefore postpone their return / debut in the world circuit that will take place in Torquay in Australia for a few weeks, first in the Challenge from 23 November (where the two pairs are included in the main draw) and then in the Elite 16 from 29 November (with Ranghieri / Carambula in the main draw and Lupo / Rossi forced to participate in the qualifiers).

Women’s groups. Pool A: Talita / Thamela (Bra) -Ana Luiza / Carol Horta (Bra) 2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-7), Duda / Ana Patrícia (Bra) -Maria Antonelli / Fernanda (Bra) 2-0 (21-15, 21-12). Maria Antonelli / Fernanda (Bra) -Ana Luiza / Carol Horta 2-1 (17-21, 22-20, 15-11), Duda / Ana Patrícia (Bra) -Talita / Thamela (Bra) 2-1 (18- 21, 22-20, 19-17). Duda / Ana Patrícia (Bra) -Ana Luiza / Carol Horta (Bra) 2-0 (21-0, 21-0), Talita / Thamela (Bra) -Maria Antonelli / Fernanda (Bra) 0-2 (18-21 , 22-24).

Pool B: Lahti / Ahtiainen (Fin) -Josi / Carol Goerl (Bra) 2-0 (21-12, 21-10), Carol / Barbara (Bra) -Stockman / Kraft (Usa) 2-0 (21-16 , 21-14). Stockman / Kraft (Usa) -Josi / Carol Goerl (Bra) 2-0 (21-0, 21-0), Carol / Barbara (Bra) -Lahti / Ahtiainen (Fin) 2-0 (21-16, 22- 20). Carol / Barbara (Bra) -Josi / Carol Goerl (Bra) 2-0 (21-0, 21-0), Lahti / Ahtiainen (Fin) -Stockman / Kraft (Usa) 2-1 (21-16, 14- 21, 15-13)

Pooll C: Ishii / Mizoe (Jpn) -Suzua / Reika 2-0 (21-14, 21-14), Andressa / Vitoria (Bra) -Rivas Zapata / Chris (Chi) 2-0 (21-15, 21- 17). Rivas Zapata / Chris (Chi) -Suzuka / Reika (Jpn) 0-2 (18-21, 18-21), Andressa / Vitoria (Bra) -Ishii / Mizoe (Jpn) 2-0 (21-17, 21- 13). Andressa / Vitoria (Bra) -Suzuka / Reika (Jpn) 2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 15-12), Ishii / Mizoe (Jpn) -Rivas Zapata / Chris (Chi) 2-0 (21- 9, 21-14).

Pool D: Taiana Lima / Hegeile (Bra) -Shiba / Take (Jpn) 2-0 (21-11, 21-10), Cannon / Sponcil (Usa) -Tainá / Victoria (Bra) 2-1 (19-21 , 27-25, 15-13). Tainá / Victoria (Bra) -Shiba / Take (Jpn) 2-1 (21-17, 19-21, 15-12), Cannon / Sponcil (Usa) -Taiana Lima / Hegeile (Bra) 0-2 (17- 21, 18-21). Cannon / Sponcil (Usa) -Shiba / Take (Jpn) 2-0 (21-17, 21-17), Taiana Lima / Hegeile (Bra) -Tainá / Victoria (Bra) 2-1 (21-16, 14- 21, 16-14).

Women’s quarter-finals: Cannon / Sponcil (Usa) -Carol / Barbara (Bra) 1-2 (21-16, 16-21, 13-15), Andressa / Vitoria (Bra) -Maria Antonelli / Fernanda (Bra) 2-1 (16- 21, 23-21, 15-9), Lahti / Ahtiainen (Fin) -Taiana Lima / Hegeile (Bra) 0-2 (12-21, 14-21), Duda / Ana Patrícia (Bra) -Ishii / Mizoe ( Jpn) 2-0 (21-9, 21-14).

Women’s semifinals: Andressa / Vitoria (Bra) -Carol / Barbara (Bra) 2-1 (19-21, 21-14, 15-12), Taiana Lima / Hegeile (Bra) -Duda / Ana Patrícia (Bra) 0-2 (17 -21, 11-21).

Men’s groups. Pool A: Berntsen / Mol (Nor) -Arthur / Adrielson (Bra) 2-0 (21-16, 21-15), Renato / Vitor Felipe (Bra) -Pristauz / Ermacora (Aut) 1-2 (24-22 , 14-21, 12-15). Maria Antonelli / Fernanda (Bra) -Ana Luiza / Carol Horta (Bra) 2-1 (17-21, 22-20, 15-11), Duda / Ana Patrícia (Bra) -Talita / Thamela (Bra) 2-1 (18-21, 22-20, 19-17). Renato / Vitor Felipe (Bra) -Arthur / Adrielson (Bra) 2-1 (22-20, 16-21, 15-8), Berntsen / Mol (Nor) -Pristauz / Ermacora (Aut) 2-0 (21- 16, 21-16)

Pool B: Seidl / Waller (Aut) -Hannibal / Cairus (Uru) 2-0 (21-14, 21-13), Mol / Sørum (Nor) -Aravena / Droguett (Nor) 2-0 (21-16, 21-18). Aravena / Droguett (Chi) -Hannibal / Cairus (Uru) 2-1 (19-21, 27-25, 15-10), Mol / Sørum (Nor) -Seidl / Waller (Aut) 0-2 (18-21 , 21-15). Mol / Sørum (Aut) -Hannibal / Cairus (Uru) 2-0 (21-19, 21-17), Seidl / Waller (Aut) -Aravena / Droguett (Chi) 2-1 (18-21, 21-17) , 15-12)

Pool C: Hörl / Horst (Aut) -Urlu / Mermer (Tur) 2-0 (21-19, 21-14), George / Andre (Bra) -Capogrosso / Capogrosso (Arg) 2-0 (21-18, 22-20). Capogrosso / Capogrosso (Arg) -Urlu / Mermer (Tur) 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-8), George / Andre (Bra) -Hörl / Horst (Aut) 2-1 (21-18 , 16-21, 15-12). George / Andre (Bra) -Urlu / Mermer (Tur) 2-0 (21-13, 21-19), Hörl / Horst (Aut) -Capogrosso / Capogrosso 2-1 (21-16, 14-21, 15- 11).

Pool D: Virgen / Sarabia (Mex) -Pedro Solberg / Arthur (Bra) 0-2 (18-21, 18-21), Bruno Schmidt / Saymon (Bra) -Vinicius / Evandro (Bra) 1-2 (21- 19, 15-21, 11-15). Vinicius / Evandro (Bra) -Pedro Solberg / Arthur (Bra) 2-0 (22-20, 21-16), Bruno Schmidt / Saymon (Bra) -Virgen / Sarabia (Mex) 2-0 (21-17, 21 -17). Bruno Schmidt / Saymon (Bra) -Pedro Solberg / Arthur (Bra) 0-2 (19-21, 19-21), Virgen / Sarabia (Mex) -Vinicius / Evandro (Bra) 0-2 (15-21, 14 -21).

Women’s quarter-finals: Renato / Vitor Felipe (Bra) -Vinicius / Evandro (Bra) 2-0 (21-13, 21-12), Berntsen / Mol (Nor) -Pedro Solberg / Arthur (Nor) 0-2 (19-21, 19 -21), Hörl / Horst (Aut) -Mol / Sørum (Nor) 0-2 (18-21, 12-21), George / Andre (Bra) -Seidl / Waller (Aut) 2-0 (21-16 , 21-16).

Women’s semifinal: Pedro Solberg / Arthur (Bra) -Renato / Vitor Felipe (Bra) 2-1 (25-27, 21-19, 15-11), Mol / Sørum (Nor) -George / Andre (Bra) 1-2 (22 -20, 19-21, 13-15)

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Beach volleyball, World Tour 2022, Uberlandia. Brazil takes it all. Mol / Sorum defeated in the semifinals. The Egyptian Challenge canceled