Beach volleyball, Under 19 World Cup Nanjing. Russia mistress: another double world champion for the strongest nursery in the world
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Russia confirms itself as the strongest national team in the world at youth level, placing yet another double in a league reserved for the Under. The Russians were used to winning the European titles in pairs but this time they were the ones to place the brace with Shekunov / Veretiuk, who in two weeks graduated as Under-20 continental champions and under-19 world champions, as well as Bocharova / Voronina, who were imposed in the Nanjing World Championships after the European victory on the sand of the house in Anapa.
In the men's field Shekunov / Veretiuk won an excellent level 2-0 final (21-18, 21-19) against the German fighters Pfretzschner / John, true revelations of the tournament. Third step of the podium again for Russia with Gusev / Shustrov who won 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) against the Argentines Zelayeta / Amieva.
In the women's field, Bocharova / Voronina played the role of tournament favorite to perfection, beating, at the end of a very tight final, another of the most anticipated couples of the eve, the Dutch Schoon / Van Driel with a suffered 2-1 (19- 21, 21-19, 15-13) in comeback. Third step of the podium for Spain with Alvarez / Moreno who beat the US Newberry / Sparks 2-1 (10-21, 21-18, 15-12).