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23 July 2017

Kerri Walsh's injury in the semifinal

Final day of FIVB Beach Volleyball Warmia Mazury World Tour Olsztyn 2017 is coming. After Saturday's games we've already know who will play the finals and bronze medal matches. None of Polish teams didn't qualify to medal games. Mariusz Prudel and Kacper Kujawiak finished 5th and that's the best result of Polish representatives in this tournament.


 

Prudel/Kujawiak won in second round against team Kawalienko/Dziadkou (Belarus) 2:1. That was one of the most stubborn games in the tournament! – Lately we lost against them 0:2, so we could take the revenge. Team from Belarus gave a great performance in Olsztyn anyway – Kujawiak said.

Another Polish team – Łosiak/Kantor finished the tournament after second round. They were defeated by Americans Dalhausser/Lucena who won Presidents Cup in Long Beach. The Poles couldn't continue leading in first set and they lost 0:2. – I felt very tired and I think it could make the difference – Łosiak said.

Prudel/Kujawiak was the last Polish team in the quarterfinal. They lost against Latvians – Plavins/Regza. – Our opponents didn't make too much mistakes. We did our best, but we had a bad luck in some situations – Prudel said. Anyway 5th place in Olsztyn is their best result this season. – We are proud of this – Prudel added.
Many unexpected situations happened in the second round. Brazilians Alison/Bruno left the tournament in quarterfinals as well as Herrera/Gavira (Spain). Team Virgen/Ontiveiro (Mexico) surprised everyone with qualifying to the semifinals, but lost against Doherty/Hyden (USA). In bronze medal game they will face Plavins/Regza. Americans will play the final with Bockermann/Fluggen (Germany coached by a former coach of Polish national team – Martin Olejnak. – Lars Fluggen had some healthy problems at the beginning of this season. When he recovered after one injury, another came – Olejnak said.
First semifinal of women's tournament was a double Brazilian performance.
Women's semifinals were dramatic after Kerri Walsh-Jennings got injured. When it was 14:14 in tie-break of semifinal Walsh-Jennings/Branagh (USA) – Pavan/Humana-Paredes (Canada), Kerri had a serious problem with her shoulder. She finished last two actions of the game, but one hour after she announced walkower. Automatically Agatha/Duda (Brasil) get the bronze medal. They lost in semifinal against Larissa/Talita. Those are going to face the Canadians in final.

Due to the cancellation of bronze medal game, schedule for Sunday has changed.

SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, JULY 23rd
11.30 Kids Camp with Pawel Zagumny
12.30 All Star Game
13.35 Women's final
14.50 Men's bronze medal game
16.05 Men's final


Women's tournament – main draw results:
http://worldtour.2017.fivb.com/en/wpol2017/women/results/maindraw
Men's tournament – main draw results:
http://worldtour.2017.fivb.com/en/mpol2017/men/results/maindraw

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