Lausanne, Switzerland, March 10, 2019 – Maxim Sivolap and Artem Yarzutkin lived up their billing as first seeds when they won gold at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Kg Speu 1-Star tournament on Sunday.
The Kg Speu 1-Star ran from March 7-10 and was one of two 1-Star tournaments organised by Cambodia during the 2018-19 World Tour, and one of 20 1-Star tournaments throughout the year.
The Russian pair defeated South Africa’s Grand Goldschmidt and Leo Williams 2-0 (21-18, 21-18) to claim their first World Tour medals since they teamed up at the start of 2018.
Goldschmidt, a London 2012 Olympian, and Williams also won their first World Tour medals since they first played together, at the 2014 Berlin Grand Slam.
Mads Rosager and Jacob Stein Brinck won bronze when they defeated Moritz Fabian Kindl and Arwin Kopschar. The Danes beat the Austrian pair 2-1 (21-18, 18-21, 15-10) to make it three teams from three who were making their first appearance on a World Tour podium.