2018-08-05 18:42:00 CET
Second straight Major gold for Norwegian beach sensations
The era of the Beach Volley Vikings is showing no signs of stopping as new kids block Anders Mol and Christian Sørum continued their rise to world domination by storming to the A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch title.
The Norwegians’ 21-12, 21-17 victory over Poland’s Michal Bryl and Grzegorz Fijałek in the Red Bull Beach Arena secured the Vikings' second Beach Major Series title in succession – and stretched their unbeaten run of matches to a mind-boggling 19 matches.
Anders and Christian proved too strong for valiant Poles but Bryl and Fijałek, who had no answer to the Vikings’ strength and determination. The Norwegians’ latest victory enables the rising stars – who are just 21 and 22 years old – to realize their dream of completing a stunning hat-trick of tournament wins in the past month that has also seen them scoop the European Championships.
Having missed last year’s World Championships in Vienna, Mol and Sørum’s first volleyball-related visit to the Austrian capital saw them scale new heights by rising the city’s iconic Riesenrad Ferris wheel. However, this success on the sand has elevated their careers and reputations to a new level.
Having eliminated home favorites Alexander Horst and Clemens Doppler, the Scandinavians had the full backing of thousands of new fans, who had taken the young duo to their hearts.