Tuesday, 23 Jul 2024

2022 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

The 2022 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships showcased intense competition and breathtaking matches. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the tournament, highlighting the U.S. schedule and sharing key results. Let’s dive into the exciting world of beach volleyball!

U.S. Schedule and Results

The U.S. team delivered exceptional performances throughout the tournament. Here are the important matches and outcomes:

Friday, June 10

  • Cannon/Sponcil defeated Leila/Lidy from Cuba, winning 2-0 (21-16, 21-19).
  • Sander/Ta. Crabb triumphed over Krou/Gauthier-Rat from France, with a 2-1 victory (21-18, 20-22, 15-13).
  • Lahti/Ahtiainen from Finland overcame Day/Stockman in a thrilling match, with a final score of 2-1 (14-21, 21-13, 15-12).
  • Berntsten/H. Mol from Norway secured a hard-fought victory against Schalk/Brunner, winning 2-1 (23-21, 17-21, 15-12).
  • Flint/Cheng outplayed Vali/Tega from Italy, emerging victorious with a 2-0 scoreline (21-11, 21-13).
  • Menegatti/Gottardi from Italy defeated Kolinske/Hughes in a closely contested match, winning 2-0 (21-17, 21-19).

Saturday, June 11

  • Cherif/Ahmed from Qatar proved to be a tough challenge for Sander/Ta. Crabb, resulting in a 2-0 loss for the U.S. team (21-14, 21-15).
  • Schalk/Brunner showcased their skills against Ainadino/Martinho/Monjane from Mozambique, winning confidently with a 2-0 scoreline (21-12, 21-15).
  • Kolinske/Hughes dominated their match against Ariana/Karelys from Ecuador, securing a convincing 2-0 victory (21-13, 21-9).
  • Flint/Cheng faced a formidable opponent in Bobner/Z. Verge-Depre from Switzerland and emerged triumphant after a thrilling 2-1 battle (17-21, 21-16, 15-12).
  • Tr. Crabb/Bourne defeated J. Surin/N. Banlue from Thailand, emerging victorious with a 2-0 scoreline (21-8, 21-19).
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Sunday, June 12

  • Cannon/Sponcil continued their winning streak, defeating Farida/Doaa from Egypt with a commanding 2-0 victory (21-9, 21-13).
  • Day/Stockman showcased their skills against Payano/Rosario from the Dominican Republic, securing a comfortable 2-0 win (21-18, 21-11).
  • Bourne/Tr. Crabb displayed their dominance against Murray/Rivas from Colombia, winning 2-0 (21-14, 21-17).
  • Flint/Cheng faced a tough challenge from Brandie/Bukovec from Canada, resulting in a close 2-0 loss (21-19, 21-19).
  • Kolinske/Hughes continued their winning streak, overpowering Carro/Lobato from Spain with a resounding 2-0 victory (21-13, 21-14).

Monday, June 13

  • Cannon/Sponcil fought hard against Clancy/Mariafe from Australia, eventually winning 2-1 (16-21, 21-19, 15-6).
  • Talita/Rebecca from Brazil proved to be formidable opponents for Day/Stockman, resulting in a hard-fought 2-1 loss (21-13, 18-21, 15-7).
  • Sander/Ta. Crabb showcased their skills against Gonzalo/Roger from Paraguay, securing a confident 2-0 victory (21-19, 21-18).
  • Schalk/Brunner faced a tough challenge from Perusic/Schweiner from the Czech Republic, resulting in a narrow 2-1 loss (21-17, 18-21, 15-6).
  • Nicolai/Cottafava from Italy defeated Bourne/Tr. Crabb, winning 2-0 (21-11, 21-19).

Tuesday, June 14

  • Lucky Loser Round: No American competitors participated.

Wednesday, June 15

  • Round of 32: Hughes/Kolinske displayed their dominance against Day/Stockman, securing a comfortable 2-0 victory (21-19, 21-16).
  • R. Seidl/Waller from Austria emerged victorious against Sander/Ta. Crabb, winning 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-9).
  • Borger/Sude from Germany faced a tough challenge from Flint/Cheng, resulting in a thrilling 2-1 victory (21-17, 11-21, 15-12).
  • Cannon/Sponcil defeated Caro/Lobato from Spain, winning 2-0 (21-12, 21-19).
  • Schalk/Brunner showcased their skills against Ermacora/Pristauz from Austria, securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory (17-21, 21-18, 15-12).
  • Tr. Crabb/Bourne displayed their resilience against Luini/Penninga from the Netherlands, ultimately winning 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-10).
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Thursday, June 16

  • Round of 16: Muller/Tillmann from Germany emerged victorious against Cannon/Sponcil, winning 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 15-11).
  • Schalk/Brunner displayed their skills against Kantor/Rudol from Poland, resulting in a thrilling 2-1 victory (20-22, 21-17, 15-11).
  • Nolvak/Tiisaar from Estonia were declared winners against Tr. Crabb/Bourne due to the U.S. team’s withdrawal. The match was not played but resulted in a 21-0, 21-0 scoreline in favor of Nolvak/Tiisaar.
  • Kolinske/Hughes showcased their dominance against Huberli/Brunner from Switzerland, winning comfortably with a 2-0 scoreline (21-19, 21-9).

Friday, June 17

  • Quarterfinals: Heidrich/Verge-Depre from Switzerland defeated Kolinske/Hughes, winning 2-0 (21-17, 21-18).
  • Schalk/Brunner showcased their skills against Brouwer/Meeuwsen from the Netherlands, securing a hard-fought victory with a 2-1 scoreline (21-16, 16-21, 15-12).

Saturday, June 18

  • Semifinals: Renato/Vitor Felipe from Brazil emerged victorious against Schalk/Brunner, winning 2-0 (21-17, 21-19).

Sunday, June 19

  • Bronze Medal Match: Andre/George from Brazil defeated Schalk/Brunner after an intense battle, resulting in a 2-1 victory (15-21, 21-17, 15-11).


Q: What were the key results of the 2022 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships?
A: The tournament showcased thrilling matches and intense competition. The U.S. team delivered exceptional performances, securing victories and showcasing their skills against formidable opponents.

Q: Which teams emerged as the top contenders?
A: Several teams displayed impressive skills and emerged as strong contenders throughout the tournament. Renato/Vitor Felipe from Brazil showcased their dominance, ultimately securing a spot in the finals.

Q: Did the U.S. team secure any podium finishes?
A: Though the U.S. team exhibited remarkable performances, they narrowly missed out on podium finishes. However, they displayed their competitiveness and proved to be formidable opponents throughout the championship.

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The 2022 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships captivated fans worldwide with electrifying matches and outstanding displays of skill. The U.S. team showcased their talent and resilience, delivering remarkable performances throughout the tournament. While they fell short of podium finishes, their determination and competitive spirit were evident in every match. The championship served as a platform to celebrate the captivating sport of beach volleyball and witness the intense battles between top teams from around the globe. Whether you’re a seasoned fan or new to the sport, the 2022 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships provided unforgettable moments that will be cherished by fans for years to come. Join us in celebrating the athletes who continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in this dynamic sport.