2016-07-10 09:38:00 CET
Final chance for Rio decided in Russia
It’s an important day here at the Gstaad Major as the men do battle for the medals – but in Sochi the last remaining Olympic tickets will finally be decided.
The final four (two per gender) nations will book their place at the world’s most famous competition, knowing who they will face on the Copacabana following last night’s draw in Gstaad.
In the men’s Continental Cup final only four teams remain. Only two of them are able to advance to Rio in what promises to be a nail-biting day on the sand in Russia. Canada take on Venezuela while hosts Russia take on Belgium.
Whoever wins the Canada/Venezuela tie will advance to Pool A in Brazil, which contains Alison/Bruno, Ranghieri/Carambula and Doppler/Horst. For the Belgians or Russians, they will line-up in Pool B, together with Brouwer/Meeuwsen, Losiak/Kantor and Böckermann/Flüggen.
In the women’s half of the drama, the four nations that are vying for two of the places are Russia, Austria, China and the Czech Republic. In the first match, China take on Czech Republic while Austria take on the hosts later in the evening.
In the Olympic draw, the winners of the Czech/China clash will head to Pool B in Rio alongside World Champions Agatha/Barbara, Liliana/Elsa and Gallay/Klug. Either the Austrians or Russians will slot into Pool A against Gstaad Major champions Talita/Larissa, Kolosinska/Brzostek and Fendrick/Sweat.
We’ll give you a full round-up of who wins what throughout what will be stunning day of beach volleyball. Stay tuned for live action from the last day of the Gstaad Major with the men’s semifinals and final.
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