Beach volleyball, European Under 20 Anapa: UNSTABLE! Cappio and Windisch in the semifinals! Bears Toth / They quinte
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Paolo Cappio and Jakob Windisch bring Italy back to the semi-finals in a men's European Under-20 Championship after a long time of fasting and tomorrow they will try to give the assault to the continental podium. A result of great depth, yet another branded Club Italia, the first of the new men's course that repays the technical blue staff of the sacrifices and the work done in recent seasons.
Unstoppable path, that of the blues who found the perfect day, drawing strength from the risks run in the morning in the victory recovered, suffered, full of emotions, obtained against the Czechs & nbsp; Dzavoronok / Tezzele. In the round of 16 Cappio / Windisch finished a true masterpiece, eliminating one of the favorites on the eve of the final victory, the Russian hosts Gorbenko / Ivanov, a couple who also boasted some experience on the World Tour and surrendered to the Azzurri with the score of 2-0 (25-15, 25-23) with a real "bullfight" in the final of the second set. In the quarter-finals the Italian couple confirmed the state of grace overcoming, this time without particular jolts, the Norwegians Thelle / Mosvold with a dry 2-0 (21-16, 21-17) which opened to Italians the doors of an incredible semifinals. Cappio / Windisch will face another Russian Shekunov / Veretiuk couple tomorrow at 10.20 with a seat in the final, while the Russians Shustrov / Gusev and the French Nicole / Platre will be facing each other in the other semifinal. However it will go will be a success.
Excellent fifth place finish also for the blue pair in the women's tournament Orsi Toth / They & nbsp; which saw its run in the quarterfinals against the favorite combination for the final success, the Russian one composed by Bocharova and Voronina. The Russians won 2-0 dominating the first set 21-13, suffering the return of the Italian couple in the second set but managing to save themselves with the score of 21-19. However, an excellent result remains, the one obtained from the blue on the sand of Anapa.
Male finals: & nbsp; Nicole / Platre (Fra) -Poznanski / Miszczuk (Pol) 2-0 (21-17, 21-10), Åhman / Hellvig (Swe) -Karvatskyi / Palenko (Ukr) 2-1 ( 18-21, 23-21, 15-11), Malinauskas / Stankevicius (Ltu) -de Groot / Immers (Ned) 1-2 (19-21, 21-13, 25-27), Shustrov / Gusev (Rus) -Kopschar / Pascariuc (Aut) 2-0 (21-19, 21-18), Pérez / Duque (Esp) -Bello / Bello (Eng) 0-2 (15-21, 14-21), Shekunov / Veretiuk ( Rus) -Müller / Blum (Sui) 2-1 (22-20, 18-21, 15-6), Broch / Gysin (Sui) -Thelle / Mosvold (Nor) 0-2 (19-21, 20-22 ), Gorbenko / Ivanov (Rus) -Cappio / Windisch (Ita) 0-2 (15-21, 23-25)
Male quarter-finals: Nicole / Platre (Fra) -Åhman / Hellvig (Swe) 2-1 (21-17, 14-21, 15-13), & nbsp; de Groot / Immers (Ned) -Shustrov / Gusev (Rus ) 0-2 (28-30, 22-24), & nbsp; Bello / Bello (Eng) -Shekunov / Veretiuk (Rus) 0-2 (10-21, 18-21), & nbsp; Thelle / Mosvold (Nor) -Cappio / Windisch (Ita) 0-2 (21-16, 21-17)
Female quarterfinals: & nbsp; Böbner / Gilardi (Sui) -Stubbe / Piersma (Ned) 2-0 (21-19, 21-10), Betschart / Baumann (Sui) -Gierczynska / Jundzill (Pol) 0-2 ( 16-21, 15-21), Munar / Moreno (Exp) -Maixnerova / Stochlova (Cze) 0-2 (14-21, 14-21), Bocharova / Voronina (Rus) -Bears Toth / They (Ita) 2 -0 (21-13, 21-19)