2016-04-08 15:55:00 CET
Unfortunately, it is ‘only‘ silver but it appears to be gold for the guys...
At a stand of 19:19 in set number two, the tension started to rise into an infinite extreme. But Italians Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula finished the set and therefore the match into their favor and claimed gold. The way Huber/Seidl handled the skyserve of Carambula was phenomenal
Conclusion: A first final and a first silver medal for Xandi Huber and Robin Seidl. After a season full of struggles and never being even in the top 20, it is such a relief for them to be amongst the top players again.
Therefore, Austria is definetly going to be awarded with a medal. It’s the second final for an Austrian men’s team this season. The second finalists are soon to be determined between Ranghieri/Carambula (ITA) and Kantor/Losiak (POL).
The first of two semi-finals of the Qatar Open just finished and the winner is Austria. Although, having a knee injury, Lars Flüggen accepted the challenge. The craving for a medal and defending their title was to tempting. Xandi und Robin placed the balls perfectly – out of reach for defender Flüggen.
Beachl volleyball legend Randy Stoklos mentions during his FIVB Youtube channel that he bets on the Poles and thinks they are going to win this tournament. Would you agree?
Final on Youtube at 19.35 CET
Results Main Draw