Nanjing, China, November 11, 2017 – A popular venue for volleyball and beach volleyball events, Nanjing will welcome the world’s top teams to the FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships in 2018.
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After victories for Brazilian pairs Renato Lima de Carvalho/Rafael Mendonca de Quiero and Duda Lisboa/Victoria Lopes in Larnaka, Cyprus in 2016, a new set of world champions will be decided on the sands of Nanjing from June 26 to July 1. 2016 men's gold medallists Renato Lima de Carvalho/Rafael Mendonca de Quiero
The double-gender championships will be the 15th edition of a competition which was first held in Greece in 2002. Held annually until 2014, it has since been organised every two years and represents a wonderful opportunity for young players to acquire experience at an international level. The six-day event will feature qualification and main draw tournaments to decide the eventual winners.Brazilians Duda Lisboa and Victoria Lopes claimed gold in Larnaka in 2016
Nanjing will host a second event in 2018 when the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stops in the city for a 2-star women-only event from May 4-7. It was also the venue for the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals in 2017 when Brazil claimed gold, Italy won silver and Serbia finished with bronze.2017/2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball Calendar - Download here.