Skip Navigation LinksNews > News
News
18/08/2013 19:00
Losiak and Kantor add yet another European title on their impressive tally
2013 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship

Varna, Bulgaria, August 18, 2013. Bartosz Losiak/Piotr Kantor are the winners of the inaugural 2013 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship presented by Mtel.  The Polish duo claimed the European title and added it to their already impressive record after some exciting battles on the last competition day in Varna.  The silver medals went to Norway’s Lars Fredrik Tvinde/Hendrik Nikolai Mol while another Polish team - Maciej Kosiak/Maciej Rudol, earned the bronze.
 
Click here for a comprehensive photo gallery.
 
A full house of enthusiastic supporters on Yuzhen beach in Varna saw an exciting final battle for the European crown.  By what was happening on the sand it was hard to tell who the heavy favorites in this match were.  Still Losiak/Kantor succeeded in shutting out Tvinde/Mol by 2:0 (24-22, 22-20) after 44 minutes of play time.  Norway rushed into the first set without any worries that they were facing the three-time world champions. They piled up a 4-point lead, but could not hold on to it for long. Poland tied the score at 13-13 and even took the lead soon after. The heavy battle for every point produced a few more switches in the lead and Tvinde/Mol even had a set point. Eventually an ace by Kantor closed the first set at 24-22.  The second set was even more dramatic. The gap never got wider than 2 points and the lead went back and forth several times between the two teams.  At 20-18 the Norwegians saw themselves with two consecutive set points.  However, a great dig, followed by a power hit from Losiak reduced the gap to 1 point and, then, a successful block by Kantor tied the set at 20 each.  The Norwegians could not find the right response at this moment and with two unforced errors gave the victory away to the Poles.
 
”What is the secret of our success?  We practice every day all year and we have a coach that works with us on our tactics”, Bartosz Losiak said after receiving the trophy from Jury President and CEV Vice President Banu Can-Schürmann.  ”We have several world and European titles, but this one is special, because it is a new age category.”
 
Losiak / Kantor also had some tough time in their semi final match against German brothers Bennet Poniewaz/David Poniewaz.  After losing their only set in this championship, the Poles managed a complete turnaround for the final 2:1 (18-21, 21-16, 15-10). In the other semi final Tvinde/Mol upset Kosiak/Rudol by 2:0 (24-22, 21-13). The bronze medal match was a two-set affair, in which the Poles shut out the Germans by 2:0 (21-14, 21-15).
 
Click here for more detailed information on the championship.

News nr. 2241 of 2922
19/08/2013 22:00:00
Russian youngsters rule as Molodechno prepares to host U18 European Champs
18/08/2013 18:00:00
Varna brings another European title for Switzerland
Advanced Search
From:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
To:
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Search for:
select

LiveScore
   
2018 CEV U20 ECH M
Pool A in ITA
 
 
16:00Local Time
BULGARIA
vs.
SWITZERLAND
View
Live
19:00Local Time
ITALY
vs.
SPAIN
View
Live
2018 CEV U20 ECH M
Pool B in RUS
 
 
15:00Local Time
ISRAEL
vs.
ESTONIA
View
Live
20:00Local Time
HUNGARY
vs.
RUSSIA
View
Live
2018 CEV U20 ECH M
Pool C in CZE
 
 
17:00Local Time
FINLAND
vs.
DENMARK
View
Live
2018 CEV U20 ECH M
Pool D in MNE
 
 
18:00Local Time
LATVIA
vs.
FRANCE
View
Live
20:30Local Time
MONTENEGRO
vs.
SLOVENIA
View
Live
2018 CEV U20 ECH M
Pool E in ROU
 
 
20:00Local Time
SWEDEN
vs.
AUSTRIA
View
Live
2018 CEV U20 ECH M
Pool F in SRB
 
 
20:00Local Time
SERBIA
vs.
NORWAY
View
Live
2018 CEV U20 ECH M
Pool G in SVK
 
 
20:00Local Time
GREECE
vs.
TURKEY
View
Live
2018 CEV U20 ECH M
Pool H in UKR
 
 
16:00Local Time
CROATIA
vs.
UKRAINE
View
Live
19:00Local Time
BELARUS
vs.
POLAND
View
Live
2018 CEV U19 ECH W
Pool A in SRB
 
 
15:00Local Time
THE NETHERLANDS
vs.
HUNGARY
View
Live
17:30Local Time
DENMARK
vs.
SERBIA
View
Live
2018 CEV U19 ECH W
Pool B in RUS
 
 
17:30Local Time
RUSSIA
vs.
SLOVENIA
View
Live
2018 CEV U19 ECH W
Pool C in ITA
 
 
16:00Local Time
AUSTRIA
vs.
CZECH REPUBLIC
View
Live
19:00Local Time
ITALY
vs.
NORWAY
View
Live
2018 CEV U19 ECH W
Pool D in GRE
 
 
17:00Local Time
BULGARIA
vs.
SWITZERLAND
View
Live
19:30Local Time
ESTONIA
vs.
GREECE
View
Live
2018 CEV U19 ECH W
Pool E in SVK
 
 
15:00Local Time
CROATIA
vs.
SPAIN
View
Live
17:30Local Time
TURKEY
vs.
SLOVAKIA
View
Live
2018 CEV U19 ECH W
Pool F in ROU
 
 
15:00Local Time
FRANCE
vs.
BELARUS
View
Live
17:30Local Time
ROMANIA
vs.
BELGIUM
View
Live
2018 CEV U19 ECH W
Pool G in GER
 
 
16:00Local Time
POLAND
vs.
PORTUGAL
View
Live
19:00Local Time
LATVIA
vs.
GERMANY
View
Live


Calendar
Calendar
Title and navigation
<<<April 2018>>>
April 2018
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456