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05/06/2015 22:47
Icelandic ‘beach queens’ only one step away from historic GSSE gold medal
2015 Games of the Small States of Europe

Reykjavik, Iceland, June 5, 2015. The triumphal march of the Icelandic ladies in the Beach Volleyball competition of the 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) continued also on Friday with Elisabet Einarsdottir and Berglind Jonsdottir securing at least the bronze medal. On Saturday they will be trying to continue on their winning path as they have a shot at what would be a historic gold medal, the first in any international Beach Volleyball competition for Iceland.

The current standings in the women’s tournament are very tight and depending on the results of Saturday’s matches, as many as three teams could end the competition on nine points. This is therefore contributing to one of the most exciting events of the 2015 GSSE that have returned to Iceland for the first time since 1997.

The fans and experts expected Iceland and Monaco to fight for the gold medal on Saturday, at least following their performances from the previous days. However, Liechtenstein’s Claudia Hasler and Petra Schifferle-Walser did not agree with this scenario and on Friday easily beat Monaco’s duo Magali Muratore/Caroline Revel Chion by 21-15, 21-12 to get back in contention for the gold medal. As for Iceland, the home heroines easily edged past Anne Grethen and Rebekka Klerf of Luxembourg in straight sets (21-15, 21-16).

On Saturday the teams of Iceland and Monaco will be crossing their ways and by then the home heroines will know what kind of result they have to achieve in order to seize this historic gold medal. However, if you only take a look at their performances so far, things look pretty good and promising for the home team. Jonsdottir and Einarsdottir are playing their best and most probably it will be down to them to decide the final composition of the podium.

In the men’s competition the semis were played on Friday with Andorra’s Genildo Cassiano Da Silva Prado/Xavier Foguera Estruga stamping a 21-15, 21-16 victory over Luxembourg’s Djamel Belhaouci and Ben Angelsberg. In the other semi-final, Manuel Gahr and Maximilian von Deichmann of Liechtenstein edged Dimitris Apostolou and Vladimir Knezevic of Cyprus by 22-20, 21-19. San Marino’s Ivo Mattia Valentini and Lorenzo Benvenuti secured fifth place in the final standings of the tournament following their 21-13, 18-21, 15-8 victory over Monaco’s Michaël Chamy and Guillaume Imary. 

Click here to retrieve detailed results which are being updated at the end of each game

Click here for more photos of the competition

For further information visit also the official website www.iceland2015.is/english

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